Monday Motivation: Put Yourself In The Game Inspired By Abby Wambach

Monday Motivation: Put Yourself In The Game Inspired By Abby Wambach

STOUT Inspiration + Action To Accelerate Your Week

Get inspired by soccer champion Abby Wambach and then use our Stout Action Plan to put yourself in the game.

↳ Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest all-time international goal scorer (184!) for male and female soccer players. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics and won the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year.

Abby’s ground breaking soccer career began in a Rochester, NY youth league at age four. After a record 27 goals in 3 games and she was moved from the girls’ to the boys’ team -an easy transition the youngest of seven kids, who had she spent her childhood roughhousing with four older brothers.

At the University of Florida Wambach was named All-SEC four times, conference Player of the Year twice, and led the Gators to the NCAA Final Four. She set school career records for goals (96), assists (49), points (241), game-winning goals (24), and hat tricks (10).

In 2002 Abby was the second player taken in the WUSA draft, where she solidified her G.O.A.T status with being named U.S. Soccer’s Female Athlete of the Year in 03, ’04, ’07, ’10, ’11 and ‘13– along with winning Olympic Gold, World Cup Silver, World Cup Bronze and co-captaining the US Team to a 2015 Women’s World Cup Championship victory.

Now retired from soccer, Abby is the author of the New York Times bestseller Forward: A Memoir and the WOLFPACK, an out front activist for equality and inclusion and a pioneer in revolutionizing leadership development for women.

When one person stands up and demands the ball, the job, the promotion, the paycheck, the microphone, that one gives others permission to do the same.”
– Abby Wambach



↳ 3-Step Plan To Put Yourself In The Game

Own Your Leadership
Recognize YOU are the leader in your own life. As Abby says, “Leadership is the blood that runs through your veins- it’s born in you. It’s not the privilege of a few, it is the right and responsibility of all.” YOU are the driver of your life, so take the wheel, set the direction and get going. The world is waiting on YOU!

Speak Up
As Abby says “Demand the Effing ball!” Demand to be heard at that meeting, demand the raise you’ve earned, or equal pay that is just. Be BOLD, stand up and use your voice!

Share The Spotlight
Acknowledge those who help you get on the board. As Abby says “I’ve never score a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.” — and she is famous for giving proud and animated “points” to those who assist every step along the way…crowd included.

Get #MondayMotivated with Stout Takeaways from Abby Wambach’s latest book Wolfpack

Stout Takeaways
  Abby Wambach’s New Rules To Get In The Game  

“Champion each other.”
“Power and success and joy are not pies,” Wambach writes. “A bigger slice for one woman doesn’t mean a smaller slice for another.”

“Be grateful AND ambitious.”
Be grateful for what you have AND demand what you deserve. Take the ball, run with it and own the results.

“Make failure your fuel.”
Failure means you’re IN the game. Don’t drop out! Take it in stride, learn from it and come back stronger in your next play.

“Lead from the bench.”
Lead now — from wherever you are. Don’t wait for permission or position.

Grab a copy of Wolfpack to read the rest of Wombach’s new rules and get inspired to get in the game!


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