240: Theo Epstein | How to Beat a 108 Year Losing Streak // INTERVIEW


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The Youngest GM in baseball history, Theo Epstein took the Red Sox to the World Championships after 86 years then did the same for the Chicago Cubs after a 108 years! What techniques did he use to change the culture of his organization? In this interview he explains how he chooses players (it has a lot to do with their mindset and resilience!), his theory on taking and giving credit, and the three things you should do if you want to improve your team culture.

LESSONS Understand foundational elements of success Study your mental makeup Look inwards for motivation List strengths and weaknesses to make your development plan Know your foundations to be able to make adjustments Have a “mirror & window” business/ personal culture Don’t just talk about the values that you want - demonstrate them Character & connectedness is key


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TIME STAMPS: 0:00 Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye & Sefra Alexandra introduce the interview 1:05 MISFIT.COM/ VAPOR2 code SPARTAN50 1:35 Interview with Theo Epstein at Fenway begins 4:00 how to turn a team around 6:00 diving into the unknown of baseball to gain insights 8:00 questioning the process after bad outcomes 10:45 creating a vision everyone can buy into 11:35 managing success 14:40 inheriting a team with 100+ year losing record 16:55 MISFIT.COM/ VAPOR2 break 18:30 31 Habits: #13 Carbs are not the enemy 20:30 Interview continues: identifying amazing players 23:20 Changing your frame of reference: manufacturing adversity 30:19 Joe De Sena, Col. Nye & Sefra discuss the interview 36:48 MISFIT.COM/ VAPOR2 close

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye & Sefra Alexandra (Johnny Waite is producing Spartan Races in Asia ) Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

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