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Ep. 26 Terry Tucker on Basketball, SWAT, and Surviving Cancer

Ep. 26 Terry Tucker on Basketball, SWAT, and Surviving Cancer

Update: 2024-03-21
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In this episode of the Programming Lions Podcast, guest Terry Tucker shares his inspirational journey from athletics through business, to becoming a SWAT team negotiator and battling cancer. Growing up in a sports-centric family, Tucker's life took several turns, including working at Wendy's International headquarters, transitioning to hospital administration, and then law enforcement where he joined the SWAT as a negotiator. His battle with a rare form of cancer over the past twelve years frames his insightful perspectives on life's challenges and resilience. 


Tucker, an author and speaker, delves into the significance of embracing failure as a learning tool, the power of familial bonds, and maintaining a positive outlook despite adversity. He shares anecdotes from his life, emphasizing the importance of character, trust, and empathy in negotiating and relationships. The discussion also touches on his book, 'Sustainable Excellence,' and four core truths for living a fulfilled life. This episode highlights rising above obstacles through self-belief, the importance of finding one's purpose, and the enduring strength derived from love and support.


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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Rc-TUZk6BO8


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Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles to Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life 

00:00 Intro to Terry

02:22 Podcasting

04:50 Brothers Bond

06:00 Values Origin

08:29 Basketball

11:36 Shoes

12:17 SWAT Negotiator

19:57 Fess It & Fix It

21:20 Cancer Warrior

27:38 Sustainable Excellence

30:05 Failing = Learning

33:35 Rapid Fire

35:05 Summary


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Ep. 26 Terry Tucker on Basketball, SWAT, and Surviving Cancer

Ep. 26 Terry Tucker on Basketball, SWAT, and Surviving Cancer

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