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What's up with Pickleball?

PLUS Questioning the Status Quo with Rob Ogle

Redefining the Game: The Rise of Pickleball and Challenging the Status Quo

In this vibrant and dynamic conversation, the hosts kick off by sharing their excitement about the evolution of their show, reminiscing about past episodes and guests.

The discussion quickly pivots to the main topic of pickleball, a rapidly growing sport that gained significant traction during the pandemic.

The hosts welcome guests Ford Dyke and pickleball pro Heartland Jones, diving into the origins of pickleball, its appeal, and how it's disrupting traditional sports and community engagement. They also touch upon the business and professional aspects of pickleball, guest experiences, and the intriguing concept of ice pickleball.

The conversation later shifts to include Rob Ogle, who discusses the notion of challenging the status quo and the importance of positive intent, integrating seamlessly into the broader theme of innovation and change witnessed in pickleball's emergence as a beloved sport.

The episode wraps up with reflections on personal and professional growth, and a shared enthusiasm for embracing new experiences and redefining boundaries.

  • 00:00 Kicking Off with Nostalgia and Excitement

  • 01:49 Diving into the World of Pickleball

  • 03:44 Weekend Recaps and Personal Stories

  • 08:28 The Rise of Pickleball During the Pandemic

  • 12:35 Exploring the Business and Expansion of Pickleball

  • 19:15 The International Ambitions of Pickleball 21:38 The Allure of Pickleball and Its Community

  • 22:00 Spotlight on Heartland Jones: The Pickleball Pro

  • 26:01 Understanding the Economics of Professional Pickleball

  • 28:43 Navigating the Business Side of Sports

  • 30:01 The Impact Beyond Talent: Sponsorships and Leadership

  • 30:54 Embracing the Game: A Newcomer's Perspective

  • 31:28 The Strategy of Entertainment in Sports

  • 32:11 Shifting the Status Quo in Sports and Beyond

  • 41:01 Exploring Positive Intent and Challenging Norms

  • 47:52 Wrapping Up: The Power of Connection and Change

“Do you want to be competent and dangerous or vague and useless?” —Jordan B Peterson

The difference lies in your ability to communicate.

Here’s why:

𝗖𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.

Clear communication:

→ cuts through noise,
→ earns respect,
→ makes people listen.

𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿

Being precise in your thoughts and words:

→ opens doors,
→ changes hearts and minds.

𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

Speaking your truth:

→ is a form of personal responsibility.
→ Say what you mean.
→ Mean what you say.
→ And if you’re in the wrong, own it.

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿:

→ Pay attention to what you say.
→ Craft your words with intention.
→ Align what you say with who you are.
→ Drop the fillers like 'um', 'ah', 'you know'.

Clarity, precision, and accountability aren’t just communication tools. They’re life skills for success.

𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 to be unmistakably clear.
𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 to be powerfully competent.

𝗣𝗦: What’s your go-to filler word when you don’t know what to say next? Drop it in the comments.

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