Mental Toughness-A Lifetime of Perseverance – Part 2 – Video#3
Hi I’m Jim Pusateri – Coach P and you’re watching and listening to the Good Morning Minute with Coach P. In our last video, I spoke to you about the many setbacks I encountered in this journey of life. I share with my Mental Toughness story so you can understand that we all suffer through tragedy and setbacks in life it’s how we respond to those setbacks that determines our mental toughness the ability to move forward under pressure.
In today’s video, I’m going to tell you about the success in my life so you can understand that success happens even in the midst of unbelievable tragedy and setback.
Here is a brief outline of my life’s success:
Age 16 – My first job (opportunity) Dishwasher in an Italian restaurant
Age 18 – Graduate from High School (hated every minute of High School) – 2nd Job – Grocery Clerk at Hills Foods. (Met my future Wife)
Age 19 – 3rd Job – Stock clerk at Jewel Foods (Learned to Drink) 4th Job – Stock Clerk Toys R Us, August Get Married (42 years)
Age 20 – 5th Job – Mixing Dept. to Packing Dept. to Shipping Clerk) Have 1st Son
Age 22 – have 2nd Son
Age 24 – Have 3rd Son
Age 25 – 6th Job – Tri Can System (Fabricated and installed can conveyor systems)
Age 28 – Began Playing Semi-Pro Football for the next 7 years. Also, began coaching Little League Baseball. Started a Sporting Goods business, part time
Age 29 – start a screen printing business
Age 30 – Expand printing business into business printing also. Win Baseball League Championship. Become District All-Stars Champs for the next 6 years.
Age 31 – Sporting goods and Printing business go under, start a desktop publishing Company.
Age 31 – Desktop publishing business goes nowhere, obtain a retail sporting goods store manager position.
Age 33 – Begin Coaching Football and baseball on Freshman Level at Shepard High School Palos Height, Illinois
Age 34 – Begin a sales position at Fire & water restoration company. Become Sophomore Head Football Coach at Marist High School.
Age 35 – Have my 4th Son
Age 36 – Become Head Sophomore Football Coach at Prospect High School.
Age 37 – Leave Restoration company to start own Carpet Cleaning and restoration business. Become Varsity Offensive Coordinator for Weber High School.
Age 38 – Become Head Football Coach at Luther South High School. Open a retail flooring company.
Age 39 – February 19 QUIT DRINKING (21 years now)
Age 40 – Obtain Real Estate License, become part time realtor.
Age 41 – Expand restoration business into reconstruction of fire damaged homes. Open a remodeling center retail location. Begin to purchase foreclose properties as rentals. Leave Luther South as Head Coach. Win Election as Park District Commissioner.
Age 43 – Restoration business fails, begin a new position as manager of a property management company. Return to School to obtain Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Age 46 – Start own Real Estate and Property Management Company.
Age 51 – Real Estate, Property Management and rental homes business crashes with real estate market. Lose everything File for Bankruptcy.
Age 53 – Begin salesman job selling sports equipment. Run Political Campaigns
Age 56 – Graduate (May) from Benedictine University with Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Minor in Marketing. Set my sites on becoming a Teacher with the intention to be a Head Football Coach.
Age 57 – Illinois states I need to obtain a Master’s Degree to teach, since my degree is not in Education. Start a Master’s Degree program (Concordia University) in Educational Leadership. Move to Florida where I can teach on a Temporary Certificate until I complete my Master’s Degree. February begin a teaching position in Business Education. Become Assistant Football Coach. (December) Complete My Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
Age 58 – Become Head Football Coach at University High School, Orlando Fl
Age 59 – Start online business creating and selling educational courses. June find out my teaching certificate will not be renewed because I didn’t complete teaching training courses (based on not having a bachelor’s degree in education) Was told by state that my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership would fill requirements for training courses needed. State tells me I have to take 2 additional College Courses and complete an examination in Education Leadership. August start Substitute Teaching.
Age 60 – Begin taking 2 college courses, pass examination, obtain my Teaching Certification in Educational Leadership, Athletic Coaching, Social Science and Business Education (February) Start Speaking professionally in the area of Building Mental Toughness.
As you can see I have had many successes in life all during the timeframe of many tragic events and major setbacks. Again, I share this story with you so you can see that with a passion (end Game) you can move forward through the good times and the bad times. If you have an end game, write it down, break it into action steps and go to work on those action steps you will fulfill your passion and lifetime journey toward success. When the bad times hit, keep to the grind and MOVE FORWARD towards that Goal!
To hear my Mental Toughness Story, make sure you listen to the three videos on our YouTube channel: The Introduction Video and #2 & 3 Video’s. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive our weekly Good Morning Minute videos with Coach P.
If you would like me to speak to your group or company about the subject of Mental Toughness and the skills required to overcome life’s struggles. Drop me an email with the details. It is one of my passion to help you acknowledge your purpose and value in life, while providing the tools you need to start making a change today towards developing the Mental Toughness to Succeed.
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