Andy Roddick

Former #1 Tennis Player & Founder of The Andy Roddick Foundation

Episode summary
LEADING with Initiative.

Formerly the #1 tennis player in the world, Andy Roddick leads with mental strength, preparation and a sense of humor. Since his retirement from professional tennis in 2012, Roddick has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. As a businessman, Roddick has found success with his non-profit, The Andy Roddick Foundation, and his Tennessee Bourbon brand, Sweetens Cove. Listen as David and Andy discuss rituals, staying grounded and transitioning skills from the court to the boardroom.

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How do you push past fear?

“Preparation is key no matter what kind of what world you're in. And preparation is largely a choice.”

“There's gonna be things that are out of your control, but if you get 100% of the decisions right that are well within your control, you'll be fine.”

“You always have to be ready, even if the moment is not ready for you.”


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