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Success is a Choice

Jan 26, 2021

This is a replay of one of our more popular shows. It might be worth listening to again since there were some good stories and great insights. If you haven’t heard it before, you’re in for a treat. Since this episode aired, Jason Romano has released a second book entitled "The Uniform of Leadership: Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life". 



Jason Romano is the host and producer of the Sports Spectrum podcast where he interviews athletes, coaches, and other personalities on the intersection of sports and faith. He is also a speaker, author, media consultant and church leader with 20 years of professional broadcasting experience on the regional and network level. For 17 years, Jason was a Senior Manager and Producer at ESPN. He has created and produced content for shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Football, Mike and Mike in the Morning, Sunday NFL Countdown, College Gameday, MLB’s All Star Game. During his time at ESPN, Jason produced content for ESPN Radio, helped lead and grow the talent booking department, building relationships with the biggest names in sports as well as creating and managing the NFL on ESPN’s social media channels, growing them to over 6 million followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Jason has spoken to thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. He’s a big advocate of social media, having built up large followings both for ESPN’s social feeds as well as his own personal brand. Jason’s first book, “Live to Forgive” was published in January of 2018.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • The amazing guests that he has had on his Sports Spectrum podcast
  • Why it is so hard to forgive others and why we need to forgive
  • Who is on Jason’s bucket list for future podcast guests
  • His experiences and 17 years at ESPN

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