He has more than 50 years of professional sports experience and is one of America’s most sought-after motivational speakers.
In his latest book, Difference You Make, The: Changing Your World through the Impact of Your Influence he introduces us to a number of people who are changing their world by leveraging their influence.
The stories in this book will inspire you. And, if you’re anything like me, you’re likely to shed a tear or two (and that’s a good thing).
In today’s episode, Pat will share with us:
- His battle with cancer that begin in 2011 and where he stands today
- How many of us grossly underestimate the level of influence we have
- The three forms of influence and how to leverage them
- The qualities of good character and how we respond to things like temptation and critcism
- The fallacy of the phrase “Actions speak louder than words”
- And much more
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Pat in Action
Pat’s Leadership Poem
Asked about the single greatest leadership lesson he’d learned, Pat responded with this poem:
Seven things one must do
To be a leader right and true
Have vision that is strong and clear
Communicate so they can hear
Have people skills based in love
And character that’s far above
The competence to solve and teach
And boldness that has fearless reach
A serving heart that stands close by
To help, assist and edify
Pat’s Reading-Related Quotes
Pat shared some of his favorite quotes from several of our forefathers on their love of reading
- “From candlelight to early bedtime, I read. I cannot live without books.” Thomas Jefferson
- “I have been imprudent. I have spent an estate in books.” John Adams
- “From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books.” Benjamin Franklin
Books by Pat Willams
For a complete list of Pat’s books, check out this list of books by Pat Williams.
Connecting with Pat
If you enjoyed this episode, let Pat know by sending him a tweet to @OrlandoMagicPat
You can find Pat on the web at PatWilliams.com
Books Pat Recommends
Wilsonby Scott Berg (a book on president Woodrow Wilson)
The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landryby Mark Ribowsky
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