[3:00] James’s story: how he grew up as an inner city kid and went on to become an NBA star.
[5:40] How James succeeded by having a mentality of never settling.
[6:45] How asking questions led him to challenge society’s expectations.
[7:40] Breaking down goals into the ingredients needed for success.
[9:20] Life is about choices.
[10:00] The key ingredients that went into James’s success “recipe.”
[13:45] How education was central to James’s path to success.
[18:45] Understanding that some of your future is out of your control.
[22:30] What it’s really like to be a highly-paid NBA star.
[24:40] A defining moment in James’s career: being a part of All Star Weekend.
[26:00] What it’s like playing with LeBron and DWade?
[28:15] What does it take to have a profound impact on impactful people?
[30:50] Why James felt driven to change the lives of young people.
[34:10] The importance of creating a legacy.
[36:30] How James is making this his era by redefining success and raising the bar.
[39:50] How missed opportunities have set James up for seizing opportunities in the future.
[43:10] How James prioritized his family while being an NBA player.
[45:50] To envision something new, you have to see and hear new ideas.
[47:00] To achieve a success, reverse engineer the path to get there.
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Pull quotes: (for quote cards for social media, click-to-tweet quotes, etc)
“When you begin to claim that you are something, then you become that.”
“We believe in the NOW. The NOW means No Opportunity Wasted.”
“If you hear the same thing over and over again, you can’t be innovative.”
“If you don’t think on another level, you’ll never reach another level.”
“If you’re a better player, and I can compete against you, then I can be a better player. I can’t do it on my own.”