Guest: JC Watts
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JC Watts is a former Congressman from Oklahoma, President of Feed the Children, co-chair of the Coalition for AIDS Relief in Africa, founder and Chairman of JC Watts Companies and Watts Consulting Group. He’s also the author of the new book Dig Deep: 7 Truths for Finding the Strength Within.
In Dig Deep, J.C. Watts offers seven powerful maxims that have kept him grounded throughout his roller-coaster career from star college quarterback to U.S. Congressman. The first black Republican ever elected to a leadership position in Congress, Watts resisted the rat-race of Washington and eventually declined re-election. His seven simple principles are a blueprint for living a fulfilling and meaningful life without falling to the temptations of reckless ambition or indulgence. Dig Deep is a powerful, simple guide that will help readers find the courage and faith to live the best life possible.
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[6:13] The need for more tax payers, and how you create that
[10:43] Why adversity can be good for us, as long as we’re willing to change
[14:05] Why “we’ve always done it this way” isn’t good enough anymore
[17:00] JC’s work with Feed the Children
[19:45] How forgiving can set you free
[23:18] An unfortunate series of events leading up to JC’s first elected office that taught him an important lesson in forgiveness