| Ep 457 – Building Grit in Kids These Days w/ Jim Davis

Author / John

50 Min Listen

Grit cannot be owned, it must be regularly cultivated, reevaluated, and consciously enlisted

Good Athlete Project’s Director, Jim Davis, joins Tex for a little tug of war over the topic of Grit. Jim’s high school strength program is one of the biggest in the country staffing 17 coaches and training 2000 high school athletes on a daily basis. His coaching message must be dialed in leaving no room for error relaying his vision to the coaches and down to the athletes. To accomplish this feat he leans on the research and tools of Power Athlete Radio alum, Angela Duckworth.

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If you’re a parent aiming to instill lessons of hard work or a coach fighting to develop a culture, this conversation is for you. Dig in as Jim and Tex open up and explore the application of Duckworth’s key components of Grit: 1) sustained interest, 2) sustained effort; 3) long-term goals. 

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Empower Your Performance

Have you been squatting on questions for John, Luke and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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