The Agile Career Podcast

The Obstacle Is the Opportunity

May 08, 2021 Günter Richter / Joe Delagrave Season 2 Episode 6
The Agile Career Podcast
The Obstacle Is the Opportunity
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The Agile Career Podcast
The Obstacle Is the Opportunity
May 08, 2021 Season 2 Episode 6
Günter Richter / Joe Delagrave

In this episode, Joe Delagrave joins me; we talk about his love for sport and how he was set to make that his career. Unfortunately, a significant, life-altering event changed everything. Joe shares his journey of how he moved on from, probably, the lowest point of his life to representing the United States internationally, at a competitive level.


Key Takeaways

  • Step into what it is you want to do. Live for your purpose and stop trying to please others. It doesn't matter what other people think
  • Stop playing the blame game. It might be easy, but it won't take you very far
  • Let go of thinking you can do everything by yourself
  • Don't see the obstacle, see the opportunity
  • It is important to have people around you that can lift you up and also bring you down when needed
  • Find a mentor and your tribe
  • If you can't see the impact you are making, don't quit. Set smaller goals to help you achieve your bigger goals
  • Make your goals public, for accountability
  • Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you are right
  • You'll never find success if you stay in your comfort zone
  • If you are feeling stuck, just move forward one step at a time


Recommended Reading

Joe recommends Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff


Resources

The podcast episode discussed the following resources:


Connect with Joe

Listeners can learn more about Joe and connect with him by visiting:

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gunterrichter)

Show Notes

In this episode, Joe Delagrave joins me; we talk about his love for sport and how he was set to make that his career. Unfortunately, a significant, life-altering event changed everything. Joe shares his journey of how he moved on from, probably, the lowest point of his life to representing the United States internationally, at a competitive level.


Key Takeaways

  • Step into what it is you want to do. Live for your purpose and stop trying to please others. It doesn't matter what other people think
  • Stop playing the blame game. It might be easy, but it won't take you very far
  • Let go of thinking you can do everything by yourself
  • Don't see the obstacle, see the opportunity
  • It is important to have people around you that can lift you up and also bring you down when needed
  • Find a mentor and your tribe
  • If you can't see the impact you are making, don't quit. Set smaller goals to help you achieve your bigger goals
  • Make your goals public, for accountability
  • Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you are right
  • You'll never find success if you stay in your comfort zone
  • If you are feeling stuck, just move forward one step at a time


Recommended Reading

Joe recommends Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff


Resources

The podcast episode discussed the following resources:


Connect with Joe

Listeners can learn more about Joe and connect with him by visiting:

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gunterrichter)