Welcome to another captivating episode! Today’s guest is a dedicated professional, a Paralympic Bronze Medalist, and a 10X National Paralympic Swimming Champion! Introducing Jamal Hill, Board President & CEO at The Swim Up Hill Foundation and Managing Director at Aquatics Today. Jamal partners with host Gregory McDonough to share his approach to sleep, physical fitness, nutrition, and his work with the Swim Up Hill Foundation, which aims to make swimming education accessible to all, ultimately combating global drowning. Through telling his story and sharing personal experiences, Jamal emphasized the importance of gratitude, perseverance, and kindness. It’s an enlightening episode you don’t want to miss!
- Sleep quality emerges as a fundamental driver for success, surpassing fitness and nutrition, influencing high-performers' physical and mental well-being, resilience, and overall productivity.
- As a Paralympic athlete, Jamal defines endurance not as being the strongest but as a measure of resilience and dedication to a goal. This point can be a significant takeaway for leaders to understand that success often comes from perseverance and sticking with something, rather than just raw talent or singular accomplishments.
- The Swim Up Hill Foundation focuses on teaching swimming skills to people, especially those from low-income or impoverished backgrounds, to mitigate the global issue of drowning. This is an inspiration for others to align their skills and passions with social issues to create meaningful change.
- Jamal underscores the pivotal role that a gratitude mindset plays in shaping one's perception of the path to achievement. By weaving the thread of gratitude into the fabric of his story, he illuminates how this intentional practice not only enhances appreciation for milestones but also fosters resilience in the face of challenges.
- In a compelling call to action, Jamal advocates for a paradigm shift among leaders, urging them to actively invest in acquiring skills from their team members and volunteers. Jamal highlights the potential for a richer and more versatile skill set within an organization, ultimately enhancing its ability to fulfill its mission.
Quote of the Show:
- "Endurance is about sticking it out every single way in every step of the journey." - Jamal Hill
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamaljhill/
- Instagram: @swimuphill
- Company website: https://www.aquaticstoday.com/ | https://www.swimuphill.org/ | https://www.teamusa.com/
- Challenged Athletes Foundation: https://www.challengedathletes.org/athletes/jamal-hill/
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Greg McDonough is a seasoned executive who has owned and operated businesses in the professional services sector, navigating them through both good and tough times. He brings his personal experience of knowing what it’s like to be ‘in the owner’s seat’ when working with clients, taking time to ask the questions others may not.