I Can Power Boost with Mark Richt [Part 1]
I Can Power Boost with Mark Richt [Part 2]
GIVEAWAY ALERT: You can win the book Make the Call: Game-Day Wisdom for Life’s Defining Moments by this week’s podcast guest. Keep reading to find out how!
Hey, 4:13ers! Heads up! This is another amazing “I Can Power Boost” episode.
These dynamite episodes feature someone who embodies the 4:13 spirit because of the way they live the “I Can” life. They don’t just say “I can,” but they live the “I Can” life of Philippians 4:13.
And this time, I have not just one, but two, podcast episodes with none other than the award-winning college head football coach, Mark Richt!
[Insert fanatic cheers here!]
On these two “I Can Power Boost” episodes, Coach Mark Richt shares his story of faith and football. You’ll get to hear the inside scoop of how Florida State University coach Bobby Bowden led him to Christ, and how Coach Richt balanced the 24/7 job of coaching with family time.
But the most powerful part of this conversation to me is what he says about his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. You are about to be totally inspired!
You may already know him, but here’s his official intro along with some great quotes from him that I call “Power Boosters.”
Meet Coach Mark Richt
Coach Richt is a beloved retired head football coach, former player, and TV analyst with ESPN. He was head coach at the University of Georgia for 15 years and at the University of Miami—his alma mater—for 3 years.
He led his teams to two SEC championships, five SEC division titles, and one ACC division title. He was a two-time SEC Coach of the Year and the 2017 ACC Coach of the Year.
Coach Richt is also a philanthropist and motivational speaker, and he and his wife, Katharyn, have four grown kids and two grandkids.
His accomplishments could take an hour to recite, but knowing Mark, he would rather get to what matters most to him … and that’s what you will hear in this candid conversation from his home in Athens, Georgia.
My hubby, Phil, and I have been dear friends with Mark and Kathryn for 30 years. I’ve seen him behind the scenes and can say that he is exactly who he seems to be. He lives what he says, and I can’t wait for you to get to know him too!
So, enjoy listening to these bonus episodes, and enjoy reading these great power boosting quotes from Coach Richt.
Mark Richt Power Boosters
- “I went from being that kid who said he believed in football to being a young man who’d found something a lot more permanent to believe in.”
- “Getting better, being your best, is often simply finding the courage (and humility) to learn from your mistakes.”
- “Life is about learning, changing, adjusting, developing. Continuing to put yourself out there and try again.”
- “It’s a big problem if your identity is all wrapped up in what you do rather than who you are.”
- “God still has plans for us, even when our own plans fail. Even when we don’t have any plan.”
- “We never stop being in need of God’s strength and help and wisdom if we’re going to be our best at what we do.”
- “Humility is the only path to true greatness.”
- “He loves us enough to catch us on the way down and give us another shot at learning humility on the backside.”
- “We don’t need to turn into supermen in order to gain control over our runaway anxiety. We just need to decide we’re going to be driven by faith instead.”
- “Most of us typically do what we do, not so much to please the Lord, but to please ourselves by pleasing everybody around us. But that’s a setup for dissatisfaction.”
- “Those staff devotionals that Coach Bowden had us share with one another each morning were the greatest team-building tool of all.”
- “Finish the drill. Otherwise, there’s no point in starting.”
- “If you have influence over anybody in your life, you’re a leader.”
- “By making the call of loyalty, you’re not only setting yourself up for success, you’re earning the power of influence.”
- “Life comes down to decisions. And most decisions, in most cases, come down to the kind of preparation you’ve put in.”
- “Be careful about trusting your feelings when they’re making you feel like a failure, like a loser.”
- “People’s criticism is usually not personal; they’re just aiming their anger at whoever the coach happens to be.”
- “Listening to people, seeking to understand their situations and circumstances, is how all of us grow closer together.”
- “I believed my job as a college coach had as much to do with growing good men as with growing good football players.”
- “Helping somebody who can’t help you back will adjust your whole perspective.”
- “Don’t think for one second that making hard calls, even for a Christian, is a peaceful experience.”
- “In the end, the only thing that matters is whether you’ve put your faith in Christ and received His forgiveness of all your sins, or whether you haven’t.”
- You can win a copy of Coach Richt’s book, Make the Call: Game-Day Wisdom for Life’s Defining Moments. He has given the 4:13 Podcast three signed copies (insert cheers here). But hurry, we’re picking three random winners on September 7. Enter on Instagram here.
More from Coach Mark Richt
- Learn More About Coach Richt
- Make the Call: Game-Day Wisdom for Life’s Defining Moments
- Follow Mark on Twitter or Instagram
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