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Dec 22, 2020

Coach JT Burton on Rocket Motivation

In this episode, we learn the story of Coach JT Burton. Coach Burton had been coaching college basketball at the NAIA level for six years when he got the call to become an assistant coach and director of player development for the men’s basketball team at the University of Tennessee. This position could have helped Coach Burton realize his dreams of eventually becoming a Division 1 NCAA basketball coach. Instead, after one short year, the entire Tennessee staff was fired after NCAA sanctions were handed down on the head coach. Coach Burton was back at square one but continued to move forward with his dreams and is now the head basketball coach at Division 2 Tusculum University. Coach Burton talks about the devastating loss of the Tennessee job and overcoming obstacles to get back in the coaching game and back on path of fulfilling his dreams.

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Key Takeaways

- Life can be brutal in that you can go from being on top of the world to rock bottom in moments.

- Use your faith to overcome adversity.

- It’s okay to rely upon others to help get you back on your path.

- Have a vision for where you want your life to be.



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On August 14, 1981, Rod broke his neck while making a tackle that left him paralyzed from the neck down. In a split second, he went from athlete to quadriplegic. Get Back Up is the story of Rod's life journey and provides a detailed account of what it’s like to be handicapped, how to overcome it and how to thrive. The book gives you a look into trying legal cases through the eyes of a handicapped lawyer. The book’s purpose is to hopefully motivate you to not allow life’s sometimes devastating twists and turns ruin your quest for a great life. If your life is perfect and you have never suffered a tragedy, this book may not be for you. For the rest of us who have hit a bump or two on the road of life and are still trying to make it happen, this is your book.