#9 From Swimming in High School to Olympic Medalist in Volleyball with Heather Bown


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Find out why one of America’s sweethearts is not unlike myself is (when I used to be out of my element… ) SHY! Which came be misunderstood as: annoyed, evil, arrogant, self-absorbed, almighty, etc. ;P

PART 1 of 2

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About Heather Bown

Bown was born in Orange, California and has an older sister.

Played a lot of recreational sports like gymnastics, tennis, diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, etc.

Started swimming in high school & volleyball at 15 as a junior.

Went to college at U of Hawaii & UC Santa Barbara for volleyball. Was a 2x 1st team D1 All American and WAC Player of the Year in her final years.

Joined the USA indoor national team in 2000 until 2012.

Olympic Silver medalist. 4x Grand Prix champion. 3x Olympian… and on and on…. :)

Currently in Graduate school and helping out Classroom Champions as a mentor.

Find out about her story and more like what her medals have to do with “six fingered cats in the Key West!” by listening now...

Key Discussion Points:

Part 1 What drives her? What’s her story? When did she stumble/fail? What lessons she learned? What was her light bulb moment?

Part 2 What was a defining moment in her career? What’s her current future plans? What her daily/morning rituals are? What is a personal habit that contributes to her success? The best advice she’s ever gotten? What she likes to do to add value to others? What’s her definition of an athlete being Beyond Athletic?

Key Lessons:

Why not accomplishing one goal can lead to new options…

"I was always told I'm not good."

Following in your older siblings footsteps for some time can help you grow as a person… Why getting up early contributes to her success…

“I’m in bed by 8 or 9 o’clock at night… whereas in Europe that’s the time they go to dinner”

What sports is all about…

"it's not about focusing on winning or losing… You never really lose. You can always learn something..."

Learned how to make decisions…

“When you are kid and everything is taken care of for you, you never really think past next weekend"

How to overcome personal and team issues… Why losing out on a medal in the Olympics shouldn’t stop her...

“You learn how to play w/ people and trust the person next to you…”

The universe has it’s plan for you…

“Man plans. God laughs.”

QUOTE: “You win, you learn but you NEVER lose.”

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