My Favorite Mistake — 99: A College & Pro Football Kicker’s Practice Routines Were a Mistake? Brion Hurley

Former kicker and punter for Iowa, various pro teams

Show notes:

My guest for Episode #99 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Brion Hurley, a friend of mine from Lean Six Sigma professional circles, who I recently learned was an American football kicker and punter in college (Iowa Hawkeyes) and a number of professional teams (the NFL and Arena Football).

Brion is the founder of his company, Business Performance Improvement and he’s a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He’s the author of a free eBook called Lean Six Sigma for Good: How improvement experts can help people in need, and help improve the environment and he’s the host of two podcasts: Lean Six Sigma for Good and Lean Six Sigma Bursts.

In today’s episode, Brion shares his “Favorite Mistake” story about the practice routines he developed as a kicker at the University of Iowa. Why was it a mistake to focus so much on practicing long field goals and how did that affect his performance in games? What was it like to lose his starting job? What did that teach Brion about mistakes in our careers?

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