Dave Lukas Chats with Wylie McGraw
347: Lead Yourself First, Lessons from Former Pro-Athlete Turned Bull Rider and 3-Tour Military Veteran, Wylie McGraw
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Wylie McGraw. Wylie is a former professional baseball player, competitive bull rider, 3-tour combat veteran, founder of Radical Performance Acceleration, and host of the hit podcast Wise Words & Whiskey. Wylie works with the world’s highest caliber founders and leaders from Fortune 500 CEO’s to Pro Athletes helping them breakthrough and remove their inner demons to help them find deeper meaning, true motivation, and make their impact.
Wylie brings a no-nonsense, navy seal style approach that gets results and then some and I’ve excited to have him on to talk everything entrepreneurship and how his methods work.
Podcast: Wise Words and Whisky
Wylie grew up in a household of athletes and high performance. He grew up around pro-athletes and California Angels pitching staff because of his dad and was recognized at a young age for having a great arm. They started to cultivate him, and his focus became sport. He loved it. As he got older, he started put the pieces together of how much of a business the sport was and the stressed brought on by it – he started to rebel and push away. He sought other outlets and different friends to challenge himself. As he got into high school, he became friends with a group of rodeo cowboys. He jumped in feet first and found he really connected with it and loved it. It unleashed the wild side that he had and how to conquer fear and use it as a catalyst for higher performance.
The next evolution for Wylie was the US military. It was an environment to continue pushing his limits. His time in the military helped to understand what it takes to push people and help them find their true self.
You say “leaders call you when they want their life back.” Explain that.
With all the work you have done, what have you found is typically the biggest obstacle to people reaching their potential and why?
What is the process you take people through on how to overcome this?
3 tours in war zones, talk to us about your experience as a soldier and leader. What did you learn about to overcome immense challenges and limits?
At the 30 min mark, Wylie talks about confronting ourselves.
What are your top lessons from your leadership experience, you feel can help entrepreneurs the most?
What are lessons you learned from your baseball and rodeo days that translate well to entrepreneurship?
Wise Words and Whisky, what’s your favorite label?
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