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Ep.165 | Wednesday Recap | David Aardsma

As an athlete, it was always a wake up call when you faced a superior opponent. If you were good enough, you’d hang. If you weren’t, you’d get exposed.

But when I got exposed, it showed me everything I needed to know to get better for the next tough opponent. 

That was the point – play tough competition, put yourself out there…so you can see what you got, ESPECIALLY when the stakes were high.

How often are you putting your skills to the test? 

I wish someone asked me that early on in my professional career…when I had to trade in the spikes for the suit. It was too easy to play it safe.

What I didn’t realize is in regards to my skills, SAFE means STAGNANT.

In today’s episode of Coming Up Clutch™️, I summarize the Top 3 nuggets from Monday’s interview with former 10-year MLB veteran, entrepreneur, and radio personality, David Aardsma.

David got very real about the ups and downs on-and-off the field and what changes he needed to make after his skills and roles were exposed.

Lock in to get the summary of my interview with David.

[00:01 – 10:38] David’s BIG Three

  • #1: David’s ultimate clutch moment and what his mentality was pitching against the best players in Major League Baseball
  • #2: The key lessons David learned after experiencing both great success and failure at the highest level of baseball
  • #3: What David did when he realized he didn’t have his priorities straight between his family and career

[10:39 – 12:37] Wrapping Up!

  • Make sure to listen to the full interview with David to get more of his wisdom and hear his BIG DOMINO
  • Take action…
    • Pick ONE of the three nuggets to work on 
    • COMMIT


“No matter how successful you are, don’t forget where you came from and what you set out to achieve.” – David Aardsma



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