Episode 27 of The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers features a conversation with a 40-year educator & coach, Dave Savino. After spending 20 seasons coaching at one high school, he took a hiatus for seven years when his daughter was born. After returning to the sport he loves in 2014, Coach Savino led his new high school baseball team to a championship in only his second year as their head coach. When asked what is the one thing he would tell a first year coach he needs to establish in season one, Coach Savino talked about “The Pack Mentality”, which means putting all of your individual statistics aside and committing to your “Pack”. Listen to hear more from Coach Savino and all of the lessons that have helped his former students & athletes succeed in their lives beyond the classroom & the diamond.
Episode 26 of The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers features a conversation with a teaching & coaching legend, Kenny Lewis. Currently in his 32nd year as an educator, Coach Lewis not only has impacted thousands of his students' lives but his players as well. A 2x baseball state champion at the high school level, Coach Lewis says that the way student-athletes are able to develop a sense of sacrifice growing up playing sports makes them formidable competitors in the business world. Listen more to pull from the experiences & stories told from Coach Lewis in order to apply them to your life so that you can get off the bench and go strive for excellence.
Episode 25 of The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers features a conversation with a 3x state champion high school baseball coach, Charlie Dragum. Recently retired, Coach Dragum took over a program in its very first year of existence and led it to become a perennial powerhouse. Listen to hear more about Coach Dragum's "non-negotiables" and his 3 keys to leading: teaching, collaborating, and delegating.
Episode 24 of The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers features a conversation with Larry Sanders, a fellow Top 10 agent at Hometown Realty, a real estate firm in Richmond, VA where Ben & Larry work. Ben & Larry are NOT the best in the company. They come from different backgrounds, have different lifestyles, and run different, high-powered teams at the company. But despite their differences, they share the same champion's mindset – one that realizes they’re not at the mountaintop, they’re not #1, and they have a long way to go. That same mindset is what brings them together to tell you that THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL to achieving your definition of success…but there are a few prescriptions that might motivate you to get off the bench and on the way to whatever you desire in this game we call life.
Episode 23 of The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers features an interview with Sam Rogers, Ben's younger brother. Sam was a 4 year starter at Fullback for the Virginia Tech football team and was drafted in the 6th round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but that is not what defines him and his life. This episode is focused on an excerpt from a book written by Andy Andrews that includes the question: "Have you ever considered how often we judge ourselves by our intentions while we judge others by their actions?"
Episode 22 of The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers features a conversation with a man that has aspirations of being a full-time entertainer. A painter by day and a fisherman by night (and weekends), Josh Dolin is on the path to his own definition of success. With limited sleep, Josh spends a majority of his "off" time photographing & filming his fishing adventures and editing videos for his YouTube show "Have Rods, Will Travel". Listen more to hear not only about Josh's mindset, but more importantly about his drive & action to get off the benches of mediocrity and go chase his dream.
Episode 21 of The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers features a conversation with Loren Johnson, the head football coach at Highland Springs High School in Richmond, VA. Coach Johnson played his college ball at Virginia Tech and coached at a few different high schools before arriving at Highland Springs in 2008, where he has led the Springers to state championships in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Listen in to hear Ben & Coach Johnson discuss the definition of "Total Victory", how the game of football is a great vehicle to get us where we want to be, and more.
Episode 20 of The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers features a conversation with Joe Perini & Shane Frick, attorneys at MG Law, a well-known firm in Richmond, VA. Like Ben, both Joe & Shane have a background in sports as players, coaches, and spectators. In this episode, Ben, Joe, and Shane discuss the topic of losing and respond to the question "What is the greatest loss you've ever been a part of, and how has that impacted your business and your life moving forward?"
Episode 19 of The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers features a conversation with Scott Paciocco, a high-producing Financial Advisor with SP Financial Services of MassMutual. Scott doubles as a little league & AAU baseball coach in addition to his full-time career and his love for the game and the lessons it has taught him have carried over into his business. Listen in to hear Ben & Scott discuss 10 ways that their experience in sports have impacted their respective businesses.
Episode 18 of The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers features an interview with Brennan Marion, Offensive Coordinator for the Bison football team at Howard University. Despite multiple challenges & setbacks like changing schools every year growing up, friends getting shot, a mother getting arrested, being homeless, and season-ending knee injuries, Coach Marion has bounced back from it all. After setting NCAA records at Tulsa University as a wide receiver, Brennan had a 2-year stint in the NFL before beginning his coaching career. When asked what pieces of advice he'd give someone who says they're sick of living a life of mediocrity, Brennan says "The first thing I'm going to ask them is 'Are you doing what you love to do?' The next thing I'll ask is 'What do you want to do?' The third thing I'm going to tell them is to put all your energy into what you want to do. And then fourth and final, is to make a goal...and then have somebody that is going to hold you accountable to those goals".