57 episodes

If you love the movie, you're going to love the podcast! Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger is the real-life inspiration for the iconic movie, RUDY. In this weekly podcast, Rudy continues his movie’s message of hope, perseverance, and self-reliance, by sharing the amazing and inspiring true stories of everyday people who are ‘Rudys’ in their own lives. People of all ages who are choosing courage over adversity, beating the odds, and making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. Periodically, Rudy will feature celebrities and pro athletes telling their personal ‘Rudy stories.’ Rudy is joined each week by Joe Garner, six-time New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Echoes of Notre Dame Football.

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    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

If you love the movie, you're going to love the podcast! Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger is the real-life inspiration for the iconic movie, RUDY. In this weekly podcast, Rudy continues his movie’s message of hope, perseverance, and self-reliance, by sharing the amazing and inspiring true stories of everyday people who are ‘Rudys’ in their own lives. People of all ages who are choosing courage over adversity, beating the odds, and making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. Periodically, Rudy will feature celebrities and pro athletes telling their personal ‘Rudy stories.’ Rudy is joined each week by Joe Garner, six-time New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Echoes of Notre Dame Football.

    How to develop a winning mindset & game plan!

    How to develop a winning mindset & game plan!

    Our guest today, Phillip Stutts, author of the newly released THE UNDEFEATED MARKETING SYSTEM is the embodiment of perseverance and optimism.  He comes from the cutthroat world of political marketing. He has over 2 decades of experience working on campaigns, including 3 U.S. Presidential victories.  But six years ago, he was diagnosed with a condition that affects only 1 in 100-thousand, that eventually makes eating impossible.  For years, he took doctors at their word when they said the disease was incurable. He was, as he writes in his book, “Fire Them Now,” a “bystander to his own disease,” paralyzed by fear. But he transformed his outlook and today, he is confident that he will cure his incurable disease. 
    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
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    • 21 min
    Future proofing you with visionary Jay Samit!

    Future proofing you with visionary Jay Samit!

    Prepare to be inspired.  Our guest is Jay Samit, a digital media innovator and pioneer in the music, video distribution, social media, and eCommerce space.  International bestselling author and dynamic serial entrepreneur who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation.  Described by Wired magazine as “having the coolest job in the industry,” he raises hundreds of millions of dollars for startups, advises Fortune 500 firms, transforms entire industries, and for three decades continues to be at the forefront of global trends.
    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
    @AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter
    AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram
    Joe Garner - LinkedIn

    • 20 min
    Channeling fear into a fighting force!

    Channeling fear into a fighting force!

    OUR GUEST IS A COMBAT–DECORATED NAVY SEAL SNIPER TURNED ENTREPRENEUR WHO HAS BUILT TWO BRANDS INTO AN EIGHT–FIGURE BUSINESS. AS A U.S. NAVY CHIEF HE WAS “HEAD INSTRUCTOR” AT THE NAVY SEAL SNIPER SCHOOL, WHICH PRODUCED SOME OF AMERICA’S MOST LEGENDARY SNIPERS. HE’S AN ENTREPRENUER AND NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, BRANDON WEBB.  
    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
    @AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter
    AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram
    Joe Garner - LinkedIn

    • 27 min
    You have to make your own opportunities.

    You have to make your own opportunities.

    Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Rico Chiapparelli is a former amateur wrestler and mixed martial arts trainer. Known as the "Baltimore Butcher," he was Junior National champion as a senior in high school, he then was a standout wrestler for the University of Iowa where he became an NCAA national champion.  After college, he wrestled freestyle in the men's senior level, and went on to become the USAW national champion.  He would make himself famous in MMA by founding the team Real American Wrestling. Currently, he is a mixed martial arts, submission wrestling, and wrestling instructor.  
    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
    @AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter
    AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram
    Joe Garner - LinkedIn

    • 15 min
    Learn how to find a "win" in loss!

    Learn how to find a "win" in loss!

    Our theme today is about finding a win in a loss.  Our guest today is the former WBO world heavyweight boxing champion.  In his book Rocky Lives, David E. Finger called our former champ, who also happens to be the winner of four New York City Golden Gloves titles and five U.S. Amateur titles, and former captain of the US National Boxing team, “the most accomplished boxer in the history of American amateur boxing never to have made the US Olympic Boxing Team.”
    After retiring from boxing, he studied journalism and acting. A few years later, he wrote “Anatomy of a Knockout” for Bert Sugar’s Fight Game magazine. The essay helped lead the former boxer to the coveted role of Charles ‘Sonny’ Liston in the movie Ali, starring Will Smith.
    In addition to Will Smith, as an actor, he’s worked with such greats as Academy Award winners Clint Eastwood and Sylvester Stallone.
    He is the subject of the premier episode of “Losers,” an eight-episode docu-series that brings context and humanity to failure in and around sports.  Say hello to the champion, Michael Bentt.
    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
    @AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter
    AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram
    Joe Garner - LinkedIn

    • 22 min
    Learn mind, body, and soul health!

    Learn mind, body, and soul health!

    Known in the fitness community as the Mind-Body-Soul Connector and selected by Verywell.com as one of the top one hundred voices in wellness for 2020, Robert Brace is a celebrity wellness expert, motivational speaker, former soloist ballet dancer, and star of the Food Network’s weight-loss reality show “Fat Chef.”   In 2008, he founded what is now known as Brace Life Studios. As a visionary fitness expert, Robert believes that true fitness begins within and infusing “inner work” with physical workouts to realize substantial and sustainable results.  By the way he’s also an ordained minister.
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    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
    @AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter
    AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram
    Joe Garner - LinkedIn

    • 30 min

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Wonderful and Inspiring!

I saw the post on Instagram about this podcasts and I am so glad I did! Listened to the latest one and worked my way back through the rest of them. I feel like I can go on now. I have been feeling so hopeless these past few weeks as I’m sure many can relate to. Thank you thank you thank you for this positive podcast and the inspiring stories!!!

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Rise Above With Rudy

I have been a fan of Rudy, who inspired me as I was growing up to never ever give up, and never stop believing that I CAN be successful. And this podcast shares other "Rudy Stories" that we all need to hear to keep us dreaming for all the opportunities that are there if we just believe and not quit. Looking forward to hearing other stories....

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