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Ep.22: The Underdog Advantage

Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas, Ph.D. is a critically acclaimed author, World-renowned speaker, educator, pastor and Audie Awards Finalist...

Eric Thomas, Ph.D. is a critically acclaimed author, World-renowned speaker, educator, pastor and Audie Awards Finalist...

Dec 13 4 minutes read

Have you ever been curious about why people love an underdog? Have you ever wondered why when watching movies like Coach Carter or The Gridiron Gang the team most likely to lose is the one you find yourself cheering for? In this episode ET, CJ, and Karl are back at it discussing the underdog mentality and how it can serve as an asset or advantage to your grind. Simply put an underdog is a competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight, game, or contest. They’re underestimated and looked over. So what exactly is their appeal? Their appeal is that despite the odds, they never cease to work tirelessly to be the best and beat their competition.

The work ethic or the grind ethic of an underdog is a mentality that comes from a competitive spirit that will not cease but thrive when underestimated. Some of the best players in the NBA such Michael Jordon and Steph Curry are thought to have kept that mentality even after winning championships and MVP awards. It’s the underdog mentality that gives them that edge and also serves the purpose of reminding them that making it to the top does not solidify their spot there. This is evident in so many cases where athletes, entertainers, and even multimillion dollar corporations fell off because they became a little too comfortable in their success to look out for the underdogs. In this podcast ET, CJ, and Karl go into what gave them the added edge to build their company to where it is today. No doubt all three of them operate within the line of thinking that pushes them to invest in themselves and each other while holding each other accountable for their personal growth as individuals and as a company.

Questions to ask yourself during this podcast is do you have the underdog mentality?
How are you remaining competitive in your field?
In what ways do you invest in yourself?

One of the more profound points made during this episode is the importance of having a network of people that will hold you accountable to what you say you want to accomplish. Many place pride on achieving goals on their own when really, having a support system to ask questions and gain information from probably would’ve gotten them to their goal much sooner. People often do themselves and injustice when they don’t take the time to self assess or be assessed to see how they can reach the next level. Don’t let that person be you. As suggested in today’s secret to success, find yourself a circle or network of people that you can lean on for support, guidance, and information! Tuning into these podcasts is a great way to start. However, for those of you who may not be aware, there is much more to be gained from what the team has to offer, and for those of you looking to find that network that’s going to push you to the next level please be sure to check into Breath University. Thank you once again for coming back and tuning into the Secret to Success podcast. As always you are in for a good laugh, sound advice, and profound encouragement, we hope you enjoy!

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