Living an Uncommon and Extraordinary Life with Terry Tucker

Dec 22, 2021


We are in a time of great complexity and exhaustion, and many people are feeling as though they’re ready to give up. We have seen a tremendous increase in anxiety, depression, and suicide. Today’s guest, Terry Tucker, has not only been through a litany of diverse experiences, but he has also been through the ups and downs of life and is uniquely qualified to help us see the other side of potential. Terry believes that no matter what you’re going through, there is a way to reinvent who you are. He is convinced that anyone can live a life of significance by being a source of solace, inspiration, and even clarity of purpose to another human being out there.

Terry has been an NCAA Division I college basketball player, a Citadel cadet, a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, an undercover narcotics investigator, a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, a high school basketball coach, a business owner, a motivational speaker, an author, and most recently, a cancer warrior. In 2019, Terry started the website, Motivational Check to help others find and lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. He is now also the author of Sustainable Excellence: Ten Principles to Living Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life.

Tune in to hear how Terry’s past experiences have informed his perspective and how he has managed to face cancer and a leg amputation with such positivity. In this episode, we discuss how the principles in his book may help us embrace our next steps in light of the challenges that we’re up against as individuals and as a society in these complex times. Don’t miss this inspirational episode that provides a roadmap to how you can find and lead your uncommon and extraordinary life!

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • An introduction to today’s guest Terry Tucker and his diverse and interesting resumé.
  • What inspired Terry to write his book Sustainable Excellence and how he went about writing it.
  • How Terry got through the process of having his leg amputated.
  • What sustainable excellence means to Terry.
  • Some of the principles from Terry’s book that may help people embrace their next step in light of the challenges they are up against.
  • Thoughts on the importance of mentoring people and helping others reach their full potential.
  • What’s in store for Terry next and why he is not afraid of death.
  • Why your job doesn’t have to be your purpose.
  • Thoughts on the difference between success and significance.
  • How the COVID pandemic has affected Terry in light of his health struggles.
  • The three Fs: faith, family, and friends that have sustained Terry through his cancer treatment.
  • Thoughts on whether or not some people have a greater propensity to be positive in times of crises than other people.
  • Terry’s advice to anyone who might be dealing with a critical life-threatening illness.
  • Terry’s final words of advice: everything you need to be successful in life is already inside you.