Josh Gibson - WWO Podcast Episode 42
FEEDBACK IS CRUCIAL, NOT PERSONAL.
Josh Gibson is a 225-game veteran of the AFL (Australian Football League), triple premiership player, All-Australian (2015) and key defender for the Hawks during 2010-2017 – the team often referred to as the best of the century. I was fortunate to have Josh on the show to find out what it was about that team, those men and that period of time that made them such a stand out.
Josh’s specific essay question was
“Professional Athlete, businessman, entrepreneur, man about town… Success has come in many forms, but it hasn’t been an elevator to the top. A professional career with a sluggish start, multiple business ventures and self-confessed mental health battles – What is it about your view of failure, second efforts and faith that allowed you to be a dominant figure in, arguably, the greatest AFL team ever?”
We spoke about his life after football and the ongoing business ventures he works on; the turning point in hi adolescence that made him realise talent was not enough; his view on the importance of feedback; as well as many other inspiring topics.
00.00 : 02.28 – Introduction and Adverts
02.29 : 03.26 - WWO Intro
03.27 : 08.49 - Banter, Intro and Welcome to Sydney
08.50 : 12.29 - Thank Goat
12.30 : 15.14 - not my first rodeo... CocoVodka
15.15 : 19.14 - Resilience and the Perfection Mirage
19.15 : 36.34 - When it Clicked (the AFL career)
36.35 : 39.54 - Feedback is crucial, not personal
39.55 : 42.21 - Individual Performance in a Team Environment
42.22 : 52.44 - The Thing About Hawthorn
52.45 : 55.39 - from the hawks - onward
55.40 : 57.24 - Josh's best decision
57.25 : 59.31 - Inspiration for the Gibson
59.32 : 1.02.53 - School Morning Mantra
1.02.54 : 1.08.39 - Oz' Take Aways
1.08.40 : 1.09.19 - An Ambitious Gib
1.09.20 : 1.10.20 - Thank You and Wrap Up.