Duff Gibson sits down with me to talk about his fatherhood journey. We talk about the adoption process and what he and his wife experienced during the adoption process. Duff shares with me about the lessons he is learning from his kids and the values he looks to instill into his kids. After that we talk about his book, The Tao of Sport: Reflecting on Purpose, Passion, and Growth from a Hotbed of High Performance. Duff shares his experience as an athlete and as a coach. Lastly, we finish the interview off with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Duff Gibson
Duff Gibson has spent the better part of three decades in a hotbed of Olympic sport. As an athlete, Duff was a provincial champion speed skater. He was a national champion and national team member in bobsleigh. After that he became a world and Olympic gold medallist in the sport of skeleton. As a coach he led six different athletes to podium finishes at a world level.
Despite its mischaracterization in popular culture, the mental side of sport is perhaps the most significant aspect, and what very often makes the difference between success and failure, in particular at the highest level. The Tao of Sport explores the commonality amongst elite performers relating to purpose, passion, and growth, as a means to achieving high performance, or as a means to an end in itself.
An inspiring and informative read for athletes and coaches of any level, as well as parents, teachers, and anyone helping others to become the best version of themselves. Make sure you follow Duff on Twitter at @duffgibson. Pick up his book The Tao of Sport: Reflecting on Purpose, Passion, and Growth from a Hotbed of High Performance wherever books are sold.
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. In addition, you get a unique perspective on fatherhood. You hear from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.