NFL Alum Mike Quick on What to Do When Things Go Wrong, in Sports or in Business

NFL Alum Mike Quick on What to Do When Things Go Wrong, in Sports or in Business

By Justin Biel, trends editor at Grow Wire


Mike Quick played nine seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. He won out against the toughest competition in the sport, leading the league in receiving yards in 1983 and becoming an Eagles Hall of Famer and five-time Pro Bowler. 

Business leaders facing challenges can learn from Quick’s advice on resilience, which he credits for his success. 

At the most fundamental level, Quick believes that overcoming challenges depends on keeping a positive outlook and not giving up. When asked how to hold strong during games--or business meetings, for that matter--where “everything is going wrong,” Quick’s advice was simple. 

“If the game isn’t over, you still have a chance,” he said.

To hear more of Quick’s advice on turning challenges into opportunity, watch the video above.

Watch Grow Wire’s previous takeaway from our interview with Quick, then explore our other chats with sports greats:

Gold Medalist Donovan Bailey Shares His Secret To High Performance
Luke Walton on LeBron James & Leading Under Pressure, in Basketball & Business
Luke Walton's Advice for Anyone Who’s Been Sidelined in Their Career
Luke Walton Is Playing the Long Game, and Business Leaders Should Follow Suit

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