JESSE ITZLER: COMMITTING TO THE JOURNEY
Jesse Itzler is an author, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker who is constantly pushing himself to build his best life resume and inspiring others to do the same.
IN THIS EPISODE, JESSE TALKS WITH LYNN ABOUT:
- Mastering the art of saying no
- The shift in family dynamics
- Commitment, sacrifice, and passion
- Unwavering belief in the end of the story
- Allowing children to experience disappointment
- Always having hope
QUOTATIONS FROM THIS EPISODE:
“I’m their dad, I’m not their coach.” —.@JesseItzler
“It’s just really important to earn that trust through time and time again, showing up.” —.@JesseItzler
“The most important thing is, is spending time.” —.@JesseItzler
“You’re in charge of your own destiny, so you have to be a little bit more disciplined.” —.@JesseItzler
“Anybody with a goal, whether you’re an entrepreneur or not, that belief in the end of the story is so important.” —.@JesseItzler
“Pressure is a privilege because it weeds everybody else out.” —.@JesseItzler
“If we raise grittier kids, there’s a much better chance they’d be successful.” —.@JesseItzler
“The words that you speak around your kids and the words that you use, they’re super powerful.” —.@JesseItzler
JESSE’S OFFICIAL BIO:
Jesse Itzler only eats fruit ’til noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life “out of the box.” In fact, he doesn’t even have a box. The author of the New York Times bestseller, Living with a Seal, cofounded Marquis Jet, the world’s largest private jet card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. Jesse then partnered with Zico coconut water, which he and his partner sold to The Coca-Cola Company.
He’s a former rapper on MTV and wrote and performed the NBA’s Emmy Award-winning “I Love This Game” music campaign and the popular New York Knicks anthem “Go NY Go.” When he’s not running ultra-marathons, eating vegan food or being a dad to his four kids, Jesse can be found at the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks games, where he’s an owner of the team. He is married to Spanx founder Sara Blakely.
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