Oct 4, 2020
In this episode, we learn the story of Tim Battle. In 2003, Tim was the third-round draft pick of the New York Yankees. At 17, Tim was paid a $500,000 signing bonus, and his future seemed to be heading in only one direction – up. Shortly after reporting to rookie league, Tim was diagnosed with cancer. He battled back and had a successful minor league career. He never fulfilled his dream of making it to the major leagues but has no regrets as to his effort and determination. Tim relishes the experiences he had playing minor league baseball, including being named MVP of a minor league all-star game and playing in Staten Island, New York, with views each night of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline. Tim has learned many life lessons and now teaches and instructs kids on baseball and life skills. Tim displays Rocket Motivation by realizing, even if you don’t reach your highest goals in life, the journey and experiences can be very rewarding. It’s all about living your best life.
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EP3. KEY TAKEAWAYS
- Life is a great journey with highs and lows and gives you many lessons – learn from them.
- Figure out what you are passionate about and work hard at achieving your goals. When you come to the end of the road, pivot, and use your passion in different ways.
- Treat adversity as a speed bump and not a roadblock.
- What we do next in life is always the most important, but take time to reflect on our accomplishments and feel good knowing our accomplishments can never be taken away.
More about Get Back Up:
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.