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Jim Craig: Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

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Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to have worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create this podcast and other powerful resources.

This podcast series features Positive Coaching Alliance staff interviewing prominent former athletes, coaches and general managers. Each episode, these influential stars share insights from their own sports careers. Listen in as they talk about filling emotional tanks, bouncing back from mistakes, staying motivated through long seasons to continually give 100% effort, and how they translated their sports experience to invaluable life lessons.

In this podcast, Jim Thompson talks with USA Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the 1980 Miracle on Ice USA Hockey team Jim Craig. Jim encourages youth athletes not to be afraid to practice something you are not good at and to be comfortable being uncomfortable. He also shares his personal insights as a member of the Miracle on Ice team. Here's where you'll find Jim talking about featured topics:

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Jim Thompson is the founder and Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission of helping to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience. PCA served as the experts behind the Liberty Mutual Play Positive™ program.

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