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Fighting is Winning: In Memory of Stuart Scott

ESPN commentator and journalist Stuart Scott was a true example of a life lived Greatly.

He had a warrior’s spirit, epitomized class and courage, and had an unshakable will to live. On Sunday, January 4, the sports world was saddened with the news that Scott—one of the most recognizable and beloved sportscasters of our time— had lost his battle to cancer. It pained me deeply to know that one of my favorite individuals in sports was gone, but I’ll never forget the legacy that Scott left us.

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Fighting is Winning

Have you watched someone give a highly emotional presentation and wondered how in the world they held it together?

Recently, I had one of those moments as I witnessed ESPN commentator and journalist Stuart Scott give a deeply personal speech—and I still cannot figure out how he managed to maintain his composure as he spoke of the struggles he has faced.

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Post Game Greatness

I don’t believe anyone is a natural born leader; some people – because of the lessons they’ve learned and the people that have been there to teach them – just learn how to lead faster than others.

The process of learning how to become a Great leader absolutely fascinates me. You can imagine my amazement when I watched a post-victory interview last weekend conducted by ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi with 19-year-old Jameis Winston, the starting quarterback for Florida State University.

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Be Perfect on EVERY Play

Decisions are the frequent fabric of our daily design. Studies show the average person makes at least five decisions per minute.

Given the ideal goal is eight hours of sleep each night–although since becoming a father to young Will and Maddie, that appears to be more fantasy than a realistic goal– the average person is awake for 16 hours. By those parameters, the average person makes 4,800 decisions daily. But even that total seems severely underestimated.

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Don Yaeger is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, leadership expert and executive coach.

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