Finding Clarity Through Purpose, with Paul Epstein

Apr 22, 2020

Paul Epstein may not be a hard-charging running back on the actual football field, but his list of high-profile wins in the world of sports will have you thinking that he could be. Paul spent nearly 15 years as a pro sports executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, global agencies, and the NFL league office. He has transformed numerous NBA teams from the absolute bottom in league revenue to top-two in financial performance. He’s broken every premium revenue metric in Super Bowl history as the NFL’s sales leader. He’s opened a billion-dollar stadium, helped save the New Orleans NBA franchise, and founded the San Francisco 49ers Talent Academy. How has Paul done all this? By Playing Offense. Paul is a respected leadership expert, keynote speaker, global consultant, and the CEO and founder of the coaching firm, Purpose Labs.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Paul shares his “fifteen-year journey” through his varied roles building up back-end revenue for athletic teams in both the NFL and NBA
  • What important lessons Paul learned over his journey about the importance of having a tribe or community and of the importance of coaching and personal development
  • How losing his dad at the age of 19 made a lasting impact on Paul, his ethics and values, and his career
  • How Paul found his passion and learned to focus his efforts on doing what he loved rather than day-to-day activities
  • Why Paul believes that being clear and intentional in your purpose can help you navigate the most challenging times
  • How the shifting reality of business today can be overwhelming, and why purpose and mindset can help you navigate this complexity
  • Why there is a growing purpose movement taking place all over the world, and why reading and inspiring yourself is vital
  • What plans Paul has for the future, and how his company, Purpose Labs, is focused on and inspired by Meaning, Mission and Motion


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