#021: NFL To RPA – Wide Receiver Austin Collie

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Professional football requires its players to be fast, strong, and smart. It's a sport, but it’s also a $16B business where results are the only thing that matters.

Austin Collie played wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots. He was drafted in the 4th Round of the 2009 draft and is a member of the Brigham Young University Hall of Fame.

Austin joins host Fran Racioppi to discuss how our drive for perfection is based on competition, the identification of our faults, and the need to correct those faults quickly, without compromise and without delay - or risk having our weakness exploited.

Read the full episode transcription here and learn more on The Jedburgh Podcast Website.

Highlights:

-Austin and Fran break down the importance of chemistry on a team and how the greatest of all time demonstrate personal accountability and responsibility to their team before themself.

-Austin discusses the series of devastating concussions and injuries that slowly forced the end of his playing career. He explains the difficulty we face in accepting the end, but also how we can embrace new opportunities if we bring the same level of passion, dedication and drive to our new endeavors.

-An NFL wide receiver turned technology start-up executive in Remote Process Automation at JOLT Advantage Group, Austin proves that we are the only ones who can control how hard we work. He is the definition of our core tenets... "hire for character, train for skill."

Quotes:

-”The only way you are going to get better is if you put yourself in an uncomfortable position.”

-”I wasn’t ever afraid to lose because I knew at the end of the day I was going to find out what my weaknesses were.”

-”Practice was where you found the most competition; where your job was on the line.”

-”Competition is what catapults you to figure out who you are.”

-”There is one thing that I could control and that is how hard I worked.”

-”I can’t talk enough about the selflessness that went on being on the Colts.”

-“How can I help the team? How can I make the team better? Not how can the team make me better?”

-“You put in the work, you become the best.”

-“They wanted to be the best. They wanted to win every game they played in. So they prepared like it.”

-“Talent wasn’t given. It was earned. Wins weren’t given. It was earned.”

-”Whatever corrections need to be made are made the same day the mistakes are realized.”

-”What makes elite athletes elite is they have one mind track...one center focus...becoming the best.”

-”Robotic Process Automation is replicating what humans do.”

Austin’s Three Daily Foundations to Success:

-Communicate; especially when I need help.

-Remain humble; don’t be afraid to say you don’t know it all.

-Don’t get outworked; the only thing I can control is the amount of work I put into it.

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