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Extraordinary Happens Podcast

Extraordinary people prepare for opportunities they don’t even know exist. If you want to be great, you have to have a vision and lay out a plan to get there. Jim Morris, the head baseball coach at the University of Miami, started planning his journey more than 40 years ago – and he’s been winning ever since.

Jim’s influence on the game and the players he’s coached is immeasurable. Whether it was starting a program from scratch at the junior college level, commanding 12 straight winning seasons at Georgia Tech or leading Miami to two national championships, Jim knows what it takes to win. His formula is simple: set goals, plan for them and outwork everyone else.

“And it’s the same thing with me as a coach. I can’t just win the national championship without a plan and I can’t have the best recruiting class without having a plan. It’s the same way in business. You have a plan, you have to have good people, you have to follow the plan, you have to work hard and you have to be committed to that plan,” says Jim.

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With just two seasons left before he hangs up his uniform for the first time since he was eight years old, Jim credits the game for who he is today. His mindset is truly remarkable.

“[Baseball] definitely changed my life. It gave me a college education. It gave me a chance to go to grad school and get a job like I’ve gotten. I can see that with our players … these guys get a chance to make a tremendous impact and are given an opportunity to be successful,” Jim says.

Listen to our full conversation on Extraordinary Happens.

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