Owen Franks : WWO Podcast - Episode 13
WHAT EVER IT TAKES.
“…when you desperately want something, you do everything you can; and nothing gets in your way.”
Owen Franks is the Tightend Prop for the New Zealand All Blacks, and has been since 2009. For that same period The All Blacks have dominated Internationally Rugby, earning them the description ‘the greatest international sporting team of all time’ and Owen has been right in the thick of it.
Owen describes himself as an average talent, but as you’ll see from this conversation... where he excels, is in hunger, determination and pure hard-work.
Owen is the type of person that motivational coaches talk about, except where they talk – he acts.
I asked him the specific essay question:
“For almost a decade you have been a member of, what has been described as, the greatest international team in the history of sport – The All Blacks. Tell me, what does is truly take to be a part of such a high performing team?”
His answer bares down to the basics and he provides imperative advice for anyone with a current dream or goal. Whether it is a youngster looking to play for their country or perhaps this is your second or third shot a your dream… with hard work, the will to do what others won’t and the right environment – here is the real life definition of ‘impossible is nothing’
Enjoy the Show.
00.00 : 01.48 - Introduction
01.49 : 02.49 - WWO Podcast Intro
02.50 : 04.20 - Welcome and Banter
04.21 : 05.40 - International Career Rundown
05.41 : 11.31 - Why Does Owen have more to give?
11.32 : 14.26 - Prepare and Review for Progress
14.27 : 19.51 - Th Mental Game
19.52 : 22.33 - Where it all began.
22.34 : 24.53 - The Essay Question
24.54 : 33.28 - What to do now, to become one of the greats
33.29 : 35.06 - Owen's extra activities
35.07 : 36.04 - A specific trigger moment
36.05 : 36.45 - All Blacks' Culture
36.46 : 40.27 - The Expectation of Winning
40.28 : 44.06 - Advice for Aspirers
44.07 : 45.54 - Difference between then and now (the career)
45.55 : 48.01 - White Line Fever
48.02 : 49.07 - What inspires Owen?
49.08 : 50.44 - Owen's challenges
50.45 : 52.17 - Owen at Home
52.18 : 53.40 - Advice for the Youth
53.41 : 56.24 - Oz' Take Aways
56.25 : 57.04 - The Big Man's Ambition
57.05 : 58.35 - Contacts and Wrap Up