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Episode 103  |  44:23 min

Overcoming Adversity and Kicking Ass

Episode 103  |  44:23 min  |  09.30.2019

Overcoming Adversity and Kicking Ass

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This is a podcast episode titled, Overcoming Adversity and Kicking Ass. The summary for this episode is: <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you haven’t heard Molly Bloom’s story you’re missing an incredible lesson in overcoming adversity. You could say she made her own bed—and she’d agree with you. The legal trouble she got into bears it out as well. What did she get into hot water over? She was involved in organizing and managing high-stakes poker games for high-profile and high net worth individuals and she stepped over a legal line.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A Federal raid of her home, her arrest, and a very public trial offered her the opportunity to make some new choices and move in a new direction. That’s when everything about her mindset, perception about herself, and personal integrity began to change. Listen to this episode—not just to hear a provocative story but also to hear how overcoming adversity is possible for all of us.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Outline of This Episode</span></h2> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[3:10] The incredible story that makes Molly an example of overcoming adversity</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[7:30] Molly’s motivation to speak and inspire people to persist and persevere</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[9:28] Why Molly rejected the Feds offer for immunity despite the repercussions</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[12:29] The reason difficult choices are necessary and even helpful</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[15:08] What it takes to build a great product and recruit a great team</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[18:42] The reasons Molly takes such time to target her clients</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[24:30] Why Molly’s attorney, Charlie, choose to take her case</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[28:17] How Molly convinced Aaron Sorkin to do a movie of her story</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[30:01] Persevering and using rejection to fuel yourself forward</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[34:38] Why Molly persists even when everything is against her</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">[40:28] The power and benefit of meditation in Molly’s life (and mine)</span></li> </ul> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Resources & People Mentioned</span></h2> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">SPONSOR:</span> <a href= "https://scoutrfp.com/negotiation"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://ScoutRFP.com/negotiation</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Sorkin"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Aaron Sorkin, Director</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;"> </span></li> </ul> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Connect with Molly Bloom</span></h2> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Molly on Instagram:</span> <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/immollybloom/?hl=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">@ImMollyBloom</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Molly on Twitter:</span> <a href= "https://twitter.com/immollybloom?lang=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">@ImMollyBloom</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Follow Molly</span> <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/molly-bloom-18755b162/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">on LinkedIn</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">MOVIE:</span> <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly%27s_Game"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Molly’s Game</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(about her life)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Molly’s book “</span><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Mollys-Game-26-Year-Old-High-Stakes-Underground-ebook/dp/B00DB32V4G"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Molly’s Game</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">”</span></li> </ul> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Connect With Mark</span></h2> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Follow Negotiations Ninja on Twitter:</span> <a href="https://twitter.com/NegotiationPod"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">@NegotiationPod</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Connect with Mark</span> <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/markraffan/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">on LinkedIn</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Follow Negotiations Ninja</span> <a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/company/negotiations-ninja-podcast"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on LinkedIn</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Connect on Instagram:</span> <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/negotiationpod/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">@NegotiationPod</span></a></li> </ul> <p><a href="https://plinkhq.com/i/1300435924"><strong>Subscribe to Negotiations Ninja</strong></a></p>

If you haven’t heard Molly Bloom’s story you’re missing an incredible lesson in overcoming adversity. You could say she made her own bed—and she’d agree with you. The legal trouble she got into bears it out as well. What did she get into hot water over? She was involved in organizing and managing high-stakes poker games for high-profile and high net worth individuals and she stepped over a legal line.

A Federal raid of her home, her arrest, and a very public trial offered her the opportunity to make some new choices and move in a new direction. That’s when everything about her mindset, perception about herself, and personal integrity began to change. Listen to this episode—not just to hear a provocative story but also to hear how overcoming adversity is possible for all of us.

Outline of This Episode

  • [3:10] The incredible story that makes Molly an example of overcoming adversity
  • [7:30] Molly’s motivation to speak and inspire people to persist and persevere
  • [9:28] Why Molly rejected the Feds offer for immunity despite the repercussions
  • [12:29] The reason difficult choices are necessary and even helpful
  • [15:08] What it takes to build a great product and recruit a great team
  • [18:42] The reasons Molly takes such time to target her clients
  • [24:30] Why Molly’s attorney, Charlie, choose to take her case
  • [28:17] How Molly convinced Aaron Sorkin to do a movie of her story
  • [30:01] Persevering and using rejection to fuel yourself forward
  • [34:38] Why Molly persists even when everything is against her
  • [40:28] The power and benefit of meditation in Molly’s life (and mine)

Resources & People Mentioned

Connect with Molly Bloom

Connect With Mark

Subscribe to Negotiations Ninja

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