| | PA Radio – Episode 247: Melissa Schilling

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A Little struggle Goes a Long Way

Strap. Your. Damn. Self. In. This week’s episode with Melissa Schilling [Twitter: @mschilli1] will absolutely shatter any of your perceptions of what makes a person successful. Learn how some of the most notoriously accomplished innovators exhibited a common set of character traits. Schilling’s obsession with the topic led her to research these complex minds and personalities.

Schilling also discusses how through her studies, she’s learned that a little struggle goes a long way. As she states, if there is any chance a person can achieve a difficult task on their own, you should let them. Rescuing them when things get tough will only discourage self efficacy and confidence.

As an NYU Professor and author of numerous technology, innovation, and strategy books, Schilling is overqualified for our podcast. Scratch that intellectual itch implement some of her surprising research takeaways.


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Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World

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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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