| | PA Radio – Episode 301: Angela Duckworth

Author / Cali Hinzman


Grow or Slow

How do you create the appropriate balance of support and push so that your kids develop GRIT? That is precisely what Angela Duckworth [@angeladuckw], author of the book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, is here to discuss. People, including kids, only develop in ways that they HAVE to. This is an interesting pillar of her studies and it points to the difference between parenting styles. When you insulate your children, you do more than keep them “safe”. Oftentimes, you end up stifling their ambitious behavior. As Angela states, children aren’t equipped with the innate desire to challenge themselves or take risks. That’s YOUR job.

Grit is not accidental, particularly in kids. It’s the result of carefully dosed stimuli including risk, failure, hardship, and payoff. And it’s exactly why gritty kids grow into even grittier adults. But the opportune word there, is “grow”. Author Angela Duckworth is here to discuss her book GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and shed some light on the essential components to continue that growth. A combination of support and push drives a child, an adult, a Power Athlete, to achieve something that they could not have foreseen for themself. Whether you’re a parent or a coach, you know that you must stress to progress. Learn the nuances of creating the resilient child army of the future…Listen NOW!


You can find Angela Duckworth’s book on Amazon or head to the show notes for a link. She’s got a TED talk out as well so sit your little wee one down and tell them “here is why mommy told you to ride your bike to the airport”.
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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.



  1. Heather Barr on March 14, 2019 at 10:40 am

    You do need to have a training camp that would be great! I’m so outraged- you need more females! LMAO Heather Barr @Barr Garage Gym #bethehammer #fieldofdreams
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  2. Tex McQuilkin on March 20, 2019 at 10:37 am

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  3. Matthew D'Aloia on April 7, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Damn, love how Angela flipped the switch and eventually started interviewing the crew. Damn insightful and thought provoking podcast.

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