Growing Bolder With… Rowdy Gaines: Take Risks

It’s time to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new! Olympian Rowdy Gaines says that at the beginning of his swimming career, he struggled with disqualifications because of a problem he had at the start. Rather than conform to everyone else, Rowdy was able to create a new type of start — […]

Growing Bolder With… Rowdy Gaines: Peaks and Valleys

In life, we celebrate the good times — and often rue the bad. But Olympian Rowdy Gaines says that in his experience, the times that he has faced difficulty and defeat made him a better athlete and a better person. Hear how the United States’ decision to boycott the Olympic Games in Moscow slowed Rowdy […]

Growing Bolder With… Rowdy Gaines: Self-Doubt

Do you doubt your own abilities? Olympian Rowdy Gaines say we all deal with doubts but some are better at overcoming them than others. So what makes the difference? Rowdy shares his experience with being bad at things before he was good, and explains why he thinks that changing your internal attitude can be the […]

Growing Bolder With…Pat Williams: Do What You Love

People ask Pat Williams all the time — what does it take to be successful and happy? He shares his advice for finding what you love to do, getting paid to do it and figuring out when it’s time to reinvent yourself and find new goals. For more 60-Second Pep Talks, visit our Pep Talks […]

Growing Bolder With…Pat Williams: Take Responsibility

When things go well, it’s easy to take credit. But what about when things go poorly? Are you just as quick to assume responsibility? Pat Williams says the bad times are just as important as the good for learning and growing. For more 60-Second Pep Talks, visit our Pep Talks page!

Growing Bolder With…Pat Williams: Becoming a Leader

You don’t need a flashing billboard sign to point you in the right direction. In this Growing Bolder With… segment, NBA Executive Pat Williams has a list of things you can do right now to become a good leader and make a difference. For more 60-Second Pep Talks, visit our Pep Talks page!

Growing Bolder With…Pat Williams: Setting Goals

He’s studied people for years, and now, NBA Executive Pat Williams says he knows the one thing that all successful men and women do — set goals. Not just any goals, though. In this Growing Bolder With … segment, see what he says about writing your own future. For more 60-Second Pep Talks, visit our […]

Growing Bolder With…Pat Williams: Focus

In this Growing Bolder With … segment, Pat Williams unlocks the key of basketball megastar Michael Jordan’s success — focus. Pat is the author of nearly 70 books, and in his book, “Be Like Mike,” he examines how Jordan was able to redefine a sport and achieve unprecedented success. Learn how to focus on this […]

Growing Bolder With…Rowdy Gaines: Keep Setting Goals

So you reached your goal — great! What next? Rowdy Gaines says it’s crucial to set the next goal, and the next and so on. The minute you get complacent, you lose your momentum. Here’s Rowdy’s advice. For more 60-Second Pep Talks, visit our Pep Talks page!

Growing Bolder With…Rowdy Gaines: Health and Happiness

Did you know that Olympian Rowdy Gaines suffered a rare disease that left him nearly totally paralyzed? He had to re-learn how to do everything from eat to walk, but he made it back in the pool. And his journey, shared in this Growing Bolder With… segment, will inspire you. For more 60-Second Pep Talks, […]