The Shark Effect


John Scipio | How to be a Problem Solver

Season 1, Ep. 7

When you're trying to improve yourself, it's good to have people in your life that can add value & mentor you, by sharing their knowledge and experiences with you in stories that can give you guidance and hope.

John was one of the most respected people on Nike's World Headquarters campus. Our conversation involves his humble beginnings and his decision to take a part time job at Nike, doing customer service and unloading trucks to being a senior VP in sales.

What you will learn:

  • How to find your inspiration (3:00)
  • How work ethic & team mentality can open doors (9:29)
  • Sales people can be problem solvers (11:54)
  • What makes a good leader (15:20)
  • The secret to getting early success in anything (20:00)
  • How to deliver bad news (24:30)
  • "Success leaves clues" (34:53)
  • How to find success through failure (42:05)

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Ryan McNeil | The Anatomy of winning teams: Principles of success on & off the field

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Ryan McNeil is a former NFL All-Pro Cornerback who played 11 years in the NFL. Currently, Ryan is the Founder and Managing Partner of OT Enterprises, Inc. a media, marketing and technology firm focused on the business and lifestyle of sports.His path to becoming a high performer led him to the University of Miami where he was a captain of the team that won 2 National championships. He later on became the 1st pick of the Detroit Lions in the 1992 draft. Ryan was a All-Pro during his illustrious 11-year career but what stands out the most about Ryan was his focus on his businesses when he was playing pro ball. The principles that gave him success on the field were the same off the field too.What you will learn:-To be the best you have to “play-up”-the feeling of being wanted can propel you to another level-principles of the classroom and the field (study = success)-being prepared can help speed up your learning curve-martial arts and discipline-begin w/the end in mind-owning your path-using past experiences to track/define success-paying your dummy tax-carrying your own boxes-leverage who you are-finding a mentor was a key, open to learn new things, allow yourself to make mistakes-good leaders align their words w/their actions, they are the standard-leaders create other leaders-S.W.A.T. analysis (structure for your life)Connect w/ Ryan:LinkedInWebsiteFBLet's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are cool)!