By Jeremy Bloom
Olympian and previous NFL participant now thriving as a CEO and Philanthropist, Jeremy Bloom pulls on the universal thread that unites him with we all: the defeats we stumble upon on our trips to arrive our objectives. Sharing his well-merited insights, recommendation, and practices together with classes from revered coaches, extraordinary athletes, and hugely profitable enterprise leaders, Bloom coaches you in tackling defeats—big and small—and utilizing them to force, now not derail, your success.
How to rebound and reprogram after defeat
How to make use of the teachings from failures
Which motivators evoke successful results
Tactics for coping with expectancies for your self and/or your team
How to create a badass enterprise culture
Leaving a legacy
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