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I love when our podcast listeners send in their questions and ask me some DEEP ones. And that’s exactly what we have here today. I received five diverse and power-packed questions that deal with topics such as my favorite college lessons and memories, the advice I would give to my 18-year-old self, how I define success, my top five favorite books, and how to eradicate pain and depression when facing an injury, surgery, setback, or challenge.

Here are the specific questions I answered on today’s episode:

  1. “I have a throwback question relative to three people who influenced me, and I’m sure you from your days at William & Mary. What are the top leadership and/or life lessons that you took from these three people…Jimmye Laycock, Fr. Kelly, Ernestine?” (from @stevenbrettwiley)
  2. “If you could give your 18-year old one piece of advice, what would it be?” (from @MasonThompson69)
  3. “How would you define success?” (from @Luke.Bryan.Z33)
  4. “Your top five favorite books” (from @Coopersdadtyler)
  5. “I’m getting ready for a spinal fusion of  L3-L4-L5. I need some help eradicating pain and depression. It’s been a year-long process…need some positive vibes. What should I do? Help…” (from @Rjf11450 aka Dickie “The “Birdman” Frank)

LOVE these questions and please keep them coming in as I ready EVERY SINGLE one. Your questions, comments, feedback, and shares inspire me and I love highlighting our loyal listeners. If you find some great nuggets in today’s episode, please share them with a friend or on social media.

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