"Learn everything you can about everything you can." - Ric Bucher
Sports analyst, Sirius/XM Radio Host, and master storyteller, Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus.
Ric Bucher is one of the most well-known and respected sports journalists, analysts, and hosts of today's sports world. His deep insights and coverage have connected us to powerful sports stories and the best of humanity. He hosts shows for MadDog Sports and the NBA on Sirius/XM, is the Senior Writer for Bleacher Report, and co-hosts the "BJ x Bucher Podcast" with NBA star BJ Armstrong.
Ric's resume includes work at top media outlets like ESPN, ESPN the Magazine, Comcast, and The Washington Post, but his start in journalism will surprise you. He shares how being turned down for big jobs out of college and taking a low-paying job covering high school sports in San Diego was his turning point as a storyteller. He was forced to discover his process for finding captivating stories, and to this day, he does it all himself because of his pure love of the craft.
This conversation is especially powerful in terms of highlighting how a perceived failure can create the foundation for finding our calling. Ric teaches us how to find and chase our passions and how ask the right questions to put us on our unique paths.
RIC'S WORDS OF WISDOM
"The process of digging out the information leads me to the story."
"I want to tell the story that if I didn't tell it, it wouldn't be told."
"What I love about storytelling is that you can have high impact - that moment of inspiration and belief that 'I can do that, too' by virtue of the story you tell."
"Always set your bar higher."
"Recognize what it is in your heart that you really want to do and then figure out how to add something that that thing, whatever it is."
"Learn everything you can about everything you can."
"Insatiable curiosity will introduce you to people that are like-minded."
"The real builders of the world don't have a finite objective."
"I believe in the power of love. When I align my thoughts and actions with love, everything flows."
RIC'S PROJECTS + CHARITABLE WORK
Cabrillo Education Foundation
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