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Are you ready for some thoughtful discussions about how to meet and exceed the rigors of today's retirement industry? Join host Tom Lamendola, Chief Marketing Officer for Financial Independence Group, for a deep dive into the demands of today's retirement industry.

Each episode, Tom will lead a thoughtful discussion with leaders in the financial arena to create a unique show that's designed to serve both financial professionals and everyday investors.

Financial Independence Group (FIG) has been a leader in the financial services space for more than 40 years. Tom Lamendola joined FIG in 2017 and has been responsible for growing high performing teams and challenge organizations to reach their potential for more than 15 years.

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Mar 4, 2022

What does it take to be successful in a sport? In business? The similarities between success in both may be more similar than you realize. On today’s episode, the record-breaking Paralympic star, Jessica Long joins us to discuss her story and what motivates and inspires her to achieve greatness.

Training for hours a day, consistency has always been a key component in Jessica's life. It’s not always easy, but showing up and starting is the first step. Once you have mastered consistency and technique you begin to see progress. This resonates with sports stars, business owners, and anyone else trying to grow on a professional and personal level. We explore the similarities between sports and business, the importance of a good coach, and more on today’s episode with Jessica.


Key Points: 

2:34 – How many hours does she train?

4:08 – How important is consistency?

6:53 – There’s no quick and easy way

8:52 – Similarities between sports and business

10:22 – The importance of having a coach

11:52 – What makes a great coach?

13:08 – Knowing when to push

14:09 – Getting into the correct mindset

16:02 – First experience swimming for a medal

18:00 – Staying focused on your passion

19:54 – Jessica’s favorite race?

23:00 – What is the hardest swimming style?

24:00 – What qualities does she look for in partnerships?