In this episode DREAM. THINK. DO., BIG Dream Gathering Co-Founder, Mitch Matthews interviews Sport Illustrated Executive Editor, Don Yaeger. They discuss Don’s new book called “Team Mate” which tells the inspiring story of the Chicago Cub’s David Ross. Ross was the backup catcher hit a home run in the 2016 World Series. It’s an inspiring story jam packed with strategies to not only live out your dreams but also to be a team player as you do!

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Don Yaeger has spent time with some of the biggest names in the sports industry.  Pick a sport and he’s interviewed the top performers and coaches.  (This includes a ten-plus year mentoring relationship with the basketball legend, Coach John Wooden.)

In fact, one of Mitch’s favorite parts of this interview is Don sharing the surprising backstory on how to got Coach Wooden to agree to be his mentor. (You can use this strategy too!)

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During their conversation, Mitch and Don also cover Ross’s inspiring rise-fall-rise-again career and how the importance of being a good teammate is at the center of this success story.

More importantly… they talk about the lessons in life, leadership and goal-achievement that are linked to being a great team player.

In this episode, you will…

  • Hear Ross’ inspirational story
  • Learn some surprising and powerful keys to being a good teammate
  • Gain insight into why being a good teammate is good for you
  • Learn how to inspire others to be better teammates too

Episode Resources: (Email Don for a free list of habits of great teammates. Put “Mitch Matthews teammate” in the subject line.)

Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages



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