Entertainment,  Sports

Ep. 6 – Joey O. On the Importance of Persistence in Achieving Your Dreams

Joey O is an award-winning, best-selling author and “The World’s Only Acrobatic Golf Comedian.”  He has been described as the “Best Entertainer in the World” by golf professionals across the country. Joey has performed worldwide for over 40 years, including an appearance along with Tiger Woods on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In each performance, Joey showcases his motor skills genius while giving the audience the most memorable golf experience alongside a motivational message. The legendary Bob Hope said of Joey that he “is the most creative and determined entertainer I know and a great one at that!” According to PGA Tour Professional and TV analyst, Paul Azinger, “…on a scale of 1-10, Joey’s show is a 50. The best ball striking I’ve ever seen!” In this episode, we discuss how Joey got his start in show business, including how he formed an unlikely friendship with Bob Hope and his story about the path he took to appear on The Tonight Show. Joey also talks about how much practice and persistence has shaped his professional life, and the obstacles he had to overcome to become one of the best, well-known golf acts in the country. Joey O is a constant source of positivity and motivation, which listeners will hear throughout the entire interview. This was a fun episode that really makes you take stock of your life and think about if you’re doing all that you can be in order to get to the places you want to go. Enjoy!

Show Notes: 2:40 – How a circus motivated Joey’s entertainment career 4:28 – On how Joey got his start in show business 9:50 – On how he met and befriended show business legend Bob Hope 13:15 – On his mentorship with acrobat Larry Griswold 16:12 – Joey’s dream of appearing on The Tonight Show and persisting for 27 years 20:30 – Joey on his Tonight Show appearance 23:51 – On how Joey developed his ability to persist 26:05 – On recovering from mistakes 27:07 – On his parents thoughts of him getting into show business 28:25 – His thoughts on being a motivator 29:22 – On achieving with dyslexia and becoming a bestselling author 31:41 – The origins for his award-winning book The Dream Seed 33:19 – Joey’s intense training schedule 36:00 – On being patient and erring to reach mastery 37:24 – The absurd thing that Joey loves doing 38:41 – On what he would put on a cheat sheet to his younger self 41:08 – The best advice his mentors gave him 42:53 – On what gets Joey excited now 43:52 – His thoughts on the most misunderstood thing about being successful 45:40 – Common pitfalls that he didn’t fall into 46:35 – The worst advice Joey hears given 47:50 – How he deals with the times he feels overwhelmed 48:33 – Joey O’s message he would broadcast to the world 49:38 – Joey O-isms Show Links: Larry Griswold on The Frank Sinatra Show Joey O. appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Dream Seed by Joey O. Theme music: DREAM by SackJo22 ft. Jeris Haskel

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