Roger Federer: Strengths VS Weaknesses, The Team, Work-Life Balance, Winning As A Bonus… | SS Podcast

Though this podcast is dedicated to analysing and amplifying the most useful advice and methodologies of the world’s top performers and most successful, we do tend to still give 2-3 minute introductions for each person. These intro serve as, well, intro’s to those who are unfamiliar with the guest in question, and they serve as reminders and warm-ups to those who are. But every once in a while, the guest really needs no introduction; people like the Rock, Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Swift, and such like, tend to be known by everyone. That said, we just can’t help ourselves.


Today’s show is all about arguably the greatest—and definitely the most graceful—tennis player to step foot on the court, Roger Federer. Instead of doing our own intro, here’s the first, quite astonishing, first paragraph from his Wikipedia page. ‘…Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Federer has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 302 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks. After turning professional in 1998, he was continuously ranked in the top ten from October 2002 to November 2016. He re-entered the top ten through his victory at the 2017 Australian Open.’ Combine this with the most beautiful and elegant style of play, good looks, charm, and stupendous professionalism, if there was ever a champion of champions, it is Roger Federer.

What follows are 9 short segments in which he talks about the importance of focusing on your strengths; goal-setting, and how he does it; how there is no such things as the self-made man; work-life balance; and the very topic of advice itself…


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