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Ronnie Lott: The Importance Of Full Emotional Tanks

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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 episode, Jim talks with Hall of Fame NFL cornerback and safety Ronnie Lott, about the notion of an Emotional Tank and how, just like a gas tank, when it’s full we can go anywhere we want to, but when it’s empty we can’t go at all. Ronnie shares his thoughts on how his tank was filled by coaches and fellow players, how he fill his son’s tank on and off the football field, and how he even works to fill the tank of his son’s coaches. Here's where you'll find Ronnie talking about featured topics:

  • Mistakes- 2:45
  • Parent/Coach Conflict- 15:25

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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