Magnifying Excellence Episode 8 – The Power of Perseverance and Not Fearing Failure with Greg Anthony

By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.

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

Like each of our previous guests, Greg talks exclusively and candidly like never before about his winding journey of Excellence. Our conversations with our guests are not a glorification of excellence, but a deep examination of the all-encompassing path of Excellence.

In addition to winning an NCAA title at UNLV playing for head coach Jerry Tarkanian, an 11-year NBA career including on some legendary New York Knicks teams playing for another legendary coach, Pat Riley, a current NBA announcing career and a successful business career, Greg has also been my friend since third grade, when we played on the same basketball team for three years.

I invite you take another journey of Excellence with us. And thanks for listening. Listen below or where ever you listen to your podcasts.

Greg’s Takeaways

“Excellence is obviously a powerful word. I think Excellence is the ability to have a high level of consistency. As human beings, we have faults and flaws, and we’re not perfect, but Excellence  is when you approach the challenge of trying to be perfect and you create a level of consistency.”

“I think we always want to focus on Excellence being relative to your circumstance”

“Jerry Tarkanian instilled confidence in me”

“Pat Riley instilled confidence in the team”

“It’s really important to set markers that you want to aspire to, because that creates an environment where you can go and pursue (Excellence) without fear of failure or fault, and not be worried about being judged.”

“I think you have to find something you genuinely care about.  You want to find something you’re passionate about and that passion will create the journey for you. If you truly love something enough, that that should bring about a certain level of focus and discipline that you have to have to be good at anything.”