SE45 | The Olympian Mindset with Swimmer, Cullen Jones (Part 2)

The Olympian Mindset with Swimmer Cullen Jones (Part 2) | SE Charlotte

Stories from the pool told by a man on a mission. This is part two of Eric Kasimov’s conversation with Cullen Jones, USA Olympian, world record holder, and Olympic gold medalist. In this episode, Eric and Cullen discuss the Olympian mindset, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Michael Jordan’s influence on Cullen, and the dramatic 4×100 … Read more

SE44 | Making a Splash with USA Olympic Gold Medalist, Cullen Jones (Part 1)

Making a Splash with US Olympian, Cullen Jones | SportsEpreneur

From almost drowning as a child to Olympic swimming gold medalist. In this episode, Eric Kasimov chats with Cullen Jones, USA Olympian, World Record Holder, and Olympic Gold Medalist.   Cullen is the first African American swimmer to hold a world record. The bottom line is Cullen is and always has been a man on a mission. Currently, he works with the Novant Health … Read more

Recovering From a Season of Complacency

Recovering From a Season of Complacency

Let’s be honest; complacency can sneak up on the best of us. In an earlier post, we discussed what complacency is and how it can sabotage your career if it isn’t addressed. Unfortunately, the 2004 American Olympic Men’s Basketball Team provided a great example of exactly how talented people can fall short this way. In … Read more

Don’t Let Complacency End Your Game

Complacency at the Olympics

Complacency–it’s a habit, a frame of mind, a way we set ourselves up for loss without even realizing it. Remember the 2004 USA Olympic men’s basketball team? It was a huge disappointment. This was the year in which a star-studded team coached by Larry Brown let complacency get the better of them. The team had the … Read more

Going to the Movies for Motivation: Miracle

Seize The Moment

Miracle Speech – You Were Born For This: In 1980, the US Olympic Hockey Team won an upset victory over the Soviets and then went on to win gold. The “Miracle on Ice” gave America a much-needed burst of national pride in the depths of the Cold War. The movie, Miracle, shows how Coach Herb … Read more