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Finding Your Inner Strength Through Adversity Comes from Within with Ben Newman

Ben Newman

Ben Newman is an author, public speaker, and financial advisor coach. He is famous for being the Mental Conditioning Coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team. Ben helps sales and sports teams around the world and specializes in mental toughness. He helps people build a stronger commitment to their purpose and process by educating them on building mental toughness. Taking ownership when you’re wrong is the first step to maturity. It allows you to look past your pride and admit that you messed up and that you want to make it right. Taking ownership also means figuring out what you want to do in or with your life and OWNING it.

Finding strength in adversity comes from within. It happens when you’re at the end of your rope, when you feel the most hopeless. You have a choice to make. Do you want to give up, or do you want to find your inner strength and push forward? 

Lastly, taking action. Taking action occurs when you least WANT to. It happens when you’re tired, and you don’t feel like doing anything, or you can’t find the motivation. After taking action, you begin to feel better and wonder what the big fuss was all about. This is the first step to CHANGE. 

What You’ll Learn: 


Ben talks about his childhood. He recalls how he had to grow up fast during his youth. His mother passed 11 days before his 8th birthday.


Ben recalls how he processed his mom’s death. He recalls being angry as a way to deal with the event.


Newman recalls the love he felt from the motherly figures in his life that gave him that connection he was missing.


Ben remembers how it was living with his father during his youth. He learned what it meant to work, and take care of himself.


Newman talks about basketball being the outlet of choice for him.


Ben recalls his post-performance talks with his dad.


Ben shares his hypothetical response toward his son if his son came to him, and said he didn’t want to play basketball anymore.


Ben gives advice for any parent that struggles to let their kids come to them first about sports, instead of using the harsh, yelling method.


Ben talks about his current relationship with his father.


Ben recalls the events during his teenage years, and how he dealt with not having a mother in his life.


Newman talks about how he came about to the work he does currently.


Ben talks about his life coach, and how his coach has helped him. His exposure to coaches led him to his current career.


We have 100% control over our mindset.


Ben talks about his high points over the course of his career.


Ben recalls how he keeps his marriage alive.


Ben talks about what it means to live legendary.


Ben talks about what he would hypothetically say to his mom if he were to have dinner with her one night.


Newman hypothetically talks about what his family would talk about around the dinner table in 30 years.


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