We all have a responsibility to ourselves and others. It’s up to us to put our best foot forward and do what we can to live good lives, both internally and externally. This week, legendary sports agent Leigh Steinberg shares stories of resilience and responsibility and talks about how to use the power and esteem of sports to make change in the world.
Steinberg says it’s important to maintain a sense of hope for the future, and to strive for self-awareness. It can be challenging to look past your current situation and recognize what you have to offer. Likewise, it can be easy to forget the ability you have to make a difference. But by being authentic as you walk through life and never forgetting to feel appreciation for what you have, you can live a life guided by your values and help others along the way.
What You’ll Learn:
- Find hope in difficult times
- Work on building self-awareness
- Be transparent and authentic
- See players and people holistically
- Always have a sense of appreciation
“I had a father who stressed two very basic values, outside of spiritual ones. One was to treasure relationships, especially family. And the second was to have a responsibility to make a positive impact in the world and to help people who couldn’t help themselves.” -Leigh Steinberg
“One of the things that has kept me doing this for 46 years is the opportunity each year to have a new young group that were raised extremely well by their parents. So, I inherit a group of young men that already had good values, that already had a solid foundation, but (I) try to add to that, to build on that.” -Leigh Steinberg
“Money is important to everyone, but at the end of the day, it’s the other values that are going to take someone through a fulfilling and happy life.” -Leigh Steinberg
“What will save you every time is resilience… It’s the ability to see beyond your current circumstances, to know that there’s a brighter hope in the future, just to believe that in the face of wreckage.” -Leigh Steinberg
“The question is, what can we do? How can we use sports to make a meaningful difference in the world?” -Leigh Steinberg
You can find out more about Leigh Steinberg’s work on his website, steinbergsports.com, or by following him on LinkedIn or Facebook by searching for his name. You can also check out his books, Winning with Integrity: Getting What You’re Worth Without Selling Your Soul, written with Michael D’Orso, and The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game, written with Michael Arkush.