Magnifying Excellence

Magnifying Excellence

Warning - A deep examination, not a glorification, of Excellence. How do you define Excellence? Through candid and exclusive conversations, the likes of Greg Maddux, Napoleon McCallum, Annika Sorenstam, Bill Walton, Ty Murray and many more discuss their journeys, which include challenges, successes, failures, inspirations and more. Go along with host Brian Hurlburt as the guests speak like never before about Excellence. Are you on a journey of Excellence? Let this be a nudge down your path.

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November 2, 2021 51 min

Ty Murray is the "King of the Cowboys", and one of the best to ever do it in the sport of rodeo.

He stared down 1,500 pound bulls and made it look easy, when it was "scary and dangerous."

How did he deal with being thrown into the fire? He dedicated himself to the basics and building the proper foundation first.

Murray mastered the arts of bull riding, bareback riding and saddle bronc riding, earning 7 world all around...

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Guest Jennifer Lynne Williams has been breaking barriers and glass ceilings her whole life. Now, as the Chief Development Officer of the USA Basketball Foundation, she continues to make a difference.

Williams is a former captain of the North Carolina basketball team and also a former athletic director at Alabama State University, and has been recognized with many accolades.

"To be Excellent, you have to be able to stay focused,&#...

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Linda Hartough is a fine artist who followed her beliefs to establish a new genre of golf art.

Since 1984, she has captured some of the world's most beautiful golf courses through stunningly realistic paintings including Augusta National, Carnoustie, Pebble Beach and St. Andrews.

But her story also includes a deep dive into her business acumen and how that prevented her from being a "starving artist."

Hartough on Excellenc...

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This could be our most important episode to date.

Dr. Gerald E. Harmon is a practicing family medical specialist and also the president of the American Medical Association. At arguably no time in our history due to Covid-19 and other medical issues, is serving these roles been more important.

In this episode, Dr. Harmon shares the excellence he witnesses from his colleagues, his definition of Excellence, why taking the advice of me...

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"Go Before You Are Ready."

A life mantra and one of the 10 LOE's (lines of effort) of Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, the only person in history to be both a United States Air Force pilot and PGA of America professional.

During this episode, the uplifting Dan Rooney shares inspiration and conversations about his journey of Excellence, which includes thoughts behind the meaning of the title of his book, "Fly Into the Wind - How t...

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This is the story of Simon Keith's Excellence. Simon has survived and thrived as a two-time heart transplant recipient and was the first athlete to play professionally following his first procedure.

During this episode, Simon shares:

- His definition of Excellence that is similar to that of Tiger Woods
- How to embrace fear and what it was like moments before his heart was removed
- How to not waste your opportunities
- Why motivat...

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This is about 23 minutes of candid and exclusive Excellence with Annika Sorenstam, arguably the greatest women's golfer in history.

She shares with host Brian Hurlburt amazing insights on how to overcome shyness, simplify golf, not fear Excellence, which golfers she emulated to refine her swing and game, and much more.

This is the story of Annika, so take a few moments to be inspired by her Excellence as we share her journey.

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It would seem as if being permanently paralyzed in a racing car accident would be the worst day of a person's life.

For today's guest, Sam Schmidt, it just might have been one of the best days of his life. Listen now as he take a deep dive of his Excellence journey with us.

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  • Former Indy Car champion Sam Schmidt defines true  Excellence.  This episode explo...

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    During this episode, Darren Cahill (ESPN announcer, tennis player and coach) Shares:

  • His definition of Excellence
  • The 8 most important things you need to do to achieve Excellence
  • Coaching memories and what he learned from Andre Agassi
  • What makes for a great TV commentator
  • The greatest lesson he learned about coaching from his father, the legendary John Cahill
  • How he was inspired the Excellence of Bjorn Borg
  • And he describes the greatest m...
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    Tasha Schwikert Moser had to perform under the brightest lights and intense pressure when mere seconds would define her performance and career.

    Listen now as this Olympic medal winner for Team USA ,turned attorney, shares stories, inspirations and more from her journey of Excellence, which featured challenges (as they all do.)

    The Magnifying Excellence Podcast is a timeless journey of Excellence, when our guests talk exclusively and ...

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    What a journey it has been for the Magnifying Excellence Podcast with Season 1 wrapping up and Season 2 on the way. Our guests proved that this isn't a glorification of Excellence, but a deep examination of it.

    As your host, Brian Hurlburt, I was continually honored and humbled as each guest so candidly and exclusively shared their journeys of Excellence with us. Because of that, I just had to put together a "best of" fo...

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    It's time for another timeless journey of Excellence, when our guests talk exclusively and candidly about their journeys of Excellence like never before. This is not a glorification of excellence, but an examination of the all-encompassing path of Excellence. Hosted by Brian Hurlburt.

    The multi-talented George Kunz--you may not readily recognize the name-- has hall of fame credentials … but as with any journey of Excellence, som...

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    It's time for another timeless journey of Excellence, when our guests talk exclusively and candidly about their journeys of Excellence like never before. This is not a glorification of excellence, but an examination of the all-encompassing path of Excellence. Hosted by Brian Hurlburt.

    When I asked Magnifying Excellence Season 1, Episode 9 guest Elizabeth Blau--recognized as one of the key people over the last 20  years of Las Ve...

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    It's time for another timeless journey of Excellence, when our guests talk exclusively and candidly about their journeys of Excellence like never before. This is not a glorification of excellence, but a deep examination of the all-encompassing path of Excellence. Hosted by Brian Hurlburt.

    Our guest this week is Greg Anthony, an NCAA national champion (UNLV), 11-year NBA veteran, current NBA announcer and business person.

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    It's time for another timeless journey of Excellence, when our guests talk exclusively and candidly about their journeys of Excellence like never before. This is not a glorification of excellence, but an examination of the all-encompassing path of Excellence. Hosted by Brian Hurlburt.

    This episode features Frank Figliuzzi, a best-selling author and former FBI assistant director of counter intelligence. He gives us insights into ...

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    How do you define Excellence? Well, during this episode find out how PGA Tour player and philanthropist Charley Hoffman does and you can listen now and see if his thoughts are similar to yours. Hosted by Brian Hurlburt.

    Our guests--like Hoffman--speak exclusively about their journeys of Excellence like they never have before, providing insights and inspirations. Our timeless episodes aren't a glorification of Excellence but deep...

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    How do you define Excellence? Well, here's how hall of Famer Greg Maddux does and you can listen now and see if his thoughts are similar to yours.

    Our guests--like Maddux--speak exclusively about their journeys of Excellence like they never have before, providing insights and inspirations. Our timeless episodes aren't a glorification of Excellence but deep examinations of it.

    Hear never-heard-before comments and exclusive per...

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    How do you define Excellence? We all answer differently and you will be amazed by Bill Walton's 16-minute answer!

    We can safely say that there probably has never been another 16-minute definition of Excellence in history, but Walton's is worth the listen for every second and every minute. Our timeless episodes aren't a glorification of Excellence but deep examinations of it.

    Besides that intriguing answer, he also shares ...

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    How do you define Excellence? Susan Anton things part of it is being curious, but she shares so much more with her answer. Listen now to be inspired, intrigued and impressed. Our timeless episodes aren't a glorification of Excellence but deep examinations of it.

    Anton is an entertainment legend who during this episode shares personal stories from her times with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Kenny Rogers, George Burns plus als...

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    How do you define Excellence? We all answer differently and Napoleon McCallum has one of the most unique perspectives to give his opinion on Excellence. Listen now for his incredible life story and more. Our timeless episodes aren't a glorification of Excellence but deep examinations of it.

    McCallum, a college football hall of famer and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, shares his definition of excellence and also how Captain ...

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