Please meet Rob Thompson
Rob Thompson joined me on The Best Ever You Show. We talked about Rob's book, "How to Land a Dream Job If Your Dad Doesn't Own the Team." We also touched on a variety of business, branding and coaching topics aimed to help you be your best.
To listen to or share the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/besteveryou/2019/01/15/rob-thompson--thats-life-podcast-and-digital-brand-u
Tell us about yourself.
I am a survivor of the sports and media industry who managed to carve out a niche working primarily on grassroots programming for kids and families for the the NFL and Walt Disney Company.
I am married for 28 years to my college sweetheart whom she delivered and raised four children ages 26-10 and after you stop gasping at the age difference I am still amazed at her massive level of character, toughness, integrity and love. As she likes to tell them when they argue on who mom likes more, her deadpan answer is always “Let’s get this straight, I don’t have favorites, I don’t like any of you people”!
How did you get to be where you are today?
By understanding my strengths, not worrying about my weaknesses (too much energy wasted) and not pretending to be someone I am not. I tried to always follow through on what I agreed to do, regardless if it was painful or there wasn’t anything in it for me, I still did it.
Have you ever been fired?
Yes and I deserved it
What are your real passions?
Love, love, love being a dad and a faithful husband from day one, taking that to my grave. Everything else is what I did to make money, never defined who I was. Plus nothing better in life for me than and this will come out super corny but never miss taking a moment to enjoy a great sunrise and sunset.
If you won the lottery, what would you do?
Invest heavily in revenue generating real estate that will create long term multi generational wealth for my kids and their kids. They can use that to do good in the world if we raised them right.
What do you do to help others be their best?
Try to find ways everyday to do some acts of kindness along my way, could be as simple as allowing someone to cut a line, hold a door and smile at someone who looks like they are having a bad day. All the above are free it just takes a moment to positively effect someone who then hopefully will pass that along. So now I am not just helping one person but hopefully multiple people be their best.
How do you help yourself be the best you can be?
Being grateful for the good moments and the challenging moments because I know both are only small moments and will pass soon.
What do you like to do in your personal life?
Lucky that my personal life and professional life have always intertwined even today as I help my daughters on a few digital marketing client projects that we do together. We were always a Disney family and our absolute favorite vacation spot, Walt Disney World is where we spent our honey moon, conceived our first child and they benefited from tagging along on my many Disney business trips to the parks hosting clients. Too much information but you get the point.
What do you hope to accomplish in the future?
Stay out of the doghouse at home, fine-tune my dad jokes and enjoy everyday that my family is safe and happy (Eh, relatively happy)
What is a book or two that you recommend?
Please give us one or two shameless plugs.
What are some of your favorites? (books, websites, etc..)
Why do you do what you do?
Sending the elevator back down to bring as many people back up as possible and hopefully leave a legacy along the way
What are a few of your goals?
- Walk “The Way” in Spain
- Spend a month in Italy or until I drink all their wine, which every comes first
- Go to the winter olympics
- Tell all the people that have meant the most to me in my life that I love them before that last spectacular sunset
What do the words "Best Ever You" mean to you?
Never have any regrets in the way I lived, loved and laughed along this crazy and very short moment in time while the sun is still raising.
More About Rob
Rob Thompson has spent 27+ years in sports marketing and media as an executive and founder in start ups, start overs and top global brands The NFL and The Walt Disney Company.
Rob is the host of the Sports Biz Podcast.
Rob is also the co-host of That's Life Podcast with Rob and Coach Celano.
Free ebook download: http://www.robthompsonlive.com/free-ebook.html