If you’re someone who’s been told you weren’t good enough, not big enough, not fast enough, not smart enough, or if you’ve ever felt paralyzed by a failure that you just weren’t willing to accept, this is the show for you.
Hustle & Motivate is a blueprint, built by guests who’ve conquered obstacles, silenced critics, and overcome adversity by seeing every failure as an opportunity, realizing the true power of the underdog mentality.
Through insightful and thought-provoking conversations, we uncover the stories behind these impressive individuals.
The aim is to show you what you’re capable of.
Who Is André Butler?
Today’s guest went from being barely recruited to a Division 3 school, to becoming an assistant coach for one of the top Division 1 baseball programs in the country.
Coach André Butler started a movement at Penn State called the “Graveyard Mentality”. He describes his outfield as “a place where the hopes of base hits are laid to rest”.
The “Graveyard” has helped to not only energize his players but is also a huge reason the team is off to such a hot start this season.
Quote Of The Week
“Don’t chase dollar signs. Chase opportunity. The money’s gonna come. If you’re really good at your job, and you always seek opportunity after opportunity, the money will come at some point.” – André Butler
[4:56] How a Philadelphia high schooler with “absolutely zero looks” from colleges ended up playing college baseball.
[8:46] The natural way to become a more outspoken leader.
[10:32] How he changed his approach to coaching over the years.
[14:15] Why it’s not rare for a Division 3 player to end up coaching at a Division 1 program.
[16:44] Explaining the “Graveyard Mentality” and why your team needs to sense that there’s “some sort of craziness” about your passion for what you’re doing.
[20:31] The importance of the mental side and how it applies to everyday life.
[24:49] Coach Butler’s biggest piece of advice for others out there pursuing their dreams.
Do yourself a favor and go follow André on Twitter @CoachButler42. He’s always posting clips, tips, and tricks for baseball players and coaches alike.
But even if you’re not a baseball fan, there are plenty of real-world lessons you can take away.
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