One Big Thing — "Pressure is a Privilege"


Episode Description

Host David Gardner unpacks one key moment – the "One Big Thing" – from The Big Jump episode "#LeadershipGoals with Hall Of Famer Julie Foudy."

Guest Info

Born in San Diego, California, Julie Foudy is a former US Women’s Soccer captain and the 4th all-time leader in international women’s soccer appearances. She attended Stanford from 1989 to 1992 while playing for the USWNT. She was a co-captain for the 1991 team, which won the first ever Women’s World Cup. She also anchored the 1999 team, winners of the 1999 World Cup – the highest attended women’s sporting event in history – and widely considered one of the greatest sports teams of all time, sparking a increase in the popularity of women’s sports. She was the first American and first woman to receive the FIFA Fair Play Award in 1997, before serving as the president of the Women’s Sports Foundation and founding the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy. She has more recently released a book, Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU, and produced the ESPN Nine for IX episode The 99ers. In 2007, she was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame along with teammate Mia Hamm. Julie is a soccer player, wife, and mother of two, and has taken her big jump to become a writer, sports broadcaster, and women’s rights advocate dedicated to inspiring young girls to chase their dreams.


Show Notes

  • One Big Thing [0:59]

  • 1999 World Cup Pressure [1:25]

  • Listener feedback — perspective is key [2:18]

  • David’s take on pressure [2:52]

  • “I will get a new American” [4:28]

  • Reconsidering failure [5:30]

  • Comfort [5:50]

  • A chip on the shoulder [6:46]

  • Some updates [7:01]

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