Ep.262 | Jesse Bradley | The Best Time to Live is Now

How much hope would you have if you were facing a life-threatening illness?

This is what former pro soccer athlete and Dartmouth standout, Jesse Bradley, faced at one point of his life. One minute he was living his childhood dream of playing professional soccer, the next minute he was fighting for his life.    

On today’s episode of the Coming Up Clutch with J.R.™ show, Jesse shares his powerful story and how he leveraged hope as part of his healing process. This is one powerful and inspirational episode!

If you want to inject more hope into your life and career, then don’t miss today’s episode. It’s an episode filled with wisdom, laughter, and the power of hope.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • The life lessons that came from Jesse’s clutch moments.
  • What helped Jesse overcome a near fatal disease and his 10-year battle recovering from it.
  • Why Jesse believes now is the best time to live.
  • The importance of “hope habits.”
  • The power of purpose and love in overcoming fear.
  • The crucial role of prioritizing relationships over accolades. 


“Hope is available for everyone.” – Jesse Bradley

“Great leaders set the culture.” Jesse Bradley

“Your culture precedes the championship.” – Jesse Bradley

“Love drives out fear.” – Jesse Bradley

“Your identity can’t be tied to something you can lose.” – Jesse Bradley

“The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships.” – Jesse Bradley

“Unforgiveness is like being locked in your own jail.” – Jesse Bradley

“Find a source of hope that’s greater than your circumstances.” – Jesse Bradley

“Hope isn’t a maybe, it’s a certainty.” – Jesse Bradley



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