The Fight to Be Special with Sugar Ray Leonard


When it comes to professional boxing, there’s no one more iconic than 5 X World Champion the great Sugar Ray Leonard. On this episode, I had the opportunity of having a powerful conversation with Ray himself about the evolution of his boxing journey, how fear drives him to be the best, and what it truly takes to become a champion - both inside and out of the ring.

Sugar Ray Leonard is deeply honest and forthcoming about the trials it takes to become a champion and I can’t wait for you to hear it. This is one powerful conversation that’s not to be missed! LEADERS: Listen to the motivations, dealing with fear, the day-to-day attention to fundamental and the goal of not simply winning but to be special! All of us have a desire to be successful. Whether it’s through creating impactful businesses or becoming well-respected leaders, we all want to achieve greatness and stand out for something. But we forget that the journey to becoming special is paved with great sacrifices. Often, those who are called to lead the pack have to walk very lonely roads.

No one knows this more than former pro boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard. The moment he put on a pair of boxing gloves, he knew he was destined to be a fighter. But not just any fighter -- one that was going to be special.

In this episode, my co-host, Rick Schaeffer and I had the pleasure of talking to Sugar Ray Leonard about the evolution of his boxing journey from a young boy with a dream to a champion who desires to give back to others.

Along the way, we gain insight into the high-performance mindset he adopts before each challenge, how fear can help us become better leaders, and how he strives to make an impact both in and out of the ring.

Key Takeaways / Timestamps: ●      How Sugar Ray Leonard started his boxing journey [1:55] ●      The moment he knew he wanted to be special [6:57] ●      Sugar Ray Leonard’s main motivations [8:51] ●      How he prepared before every fight [13:48] ●      How Sugar Ray Leonard views on fear [18:25]  ●      Sugar Ray Leonard’s decision to keep returning to the ring [23:30] ●      The loneliness of success [31:40]

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