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Winning Begins at Home: Randy Gravitt (ep. 688)

Randy Gravitt

John O’Leary welcomes Randy Gravitt on the Live Inspired Podcast to offer practical steps to create a life rich with purpose, personal growth, and positive impact.

Randy Gravitt is an author, speaker and coach who dedicates his life to empowering leaders to achieve greatness both at work and at home.

As a devoted husband, father to four daughters, and grandfather to six, Randy understands the delicate dance between professional responsibilities and personal commitments. His life is a testament to the power of nurturing meaningful relationships while pursuing excellence in one’s career.

And his wisdom goes beyond mere strategies — he offers practical steps to create a life rich with purpose, personal growth, and positive impact.

My friends, whether you’re leading a family unit, a church group, or a large corporation, this conversation is a reminder to shift our focus from external achievements to internal fulfillment, building connections that matter, investing in the people we love, and living a life that truly inspires.

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  • “Those who drink the water should never forget those who dug the well.” Randy is grateful for the teachers, coaches and mentors that his parent’s steered him and his siblings towards.
  • Did you help somebody win today? As a servant leader, Randy finds greatness in knowing he helped somebody, encouraged them or tried to help pave a way.
  • “Live your life by design, not by default.” Although it’s possible to have “wins” when being sporadic, the intentionality of being strategic and designing your life in a certain way is more powerful.
  • Win the first hour of your day: Spend time being purposeful and thoughtful about what you want to accomplish during the day.
  • Win the last hour of your day: Assess what happened, make adjustments and continue to try to do the best you can with what you have.
  • “Saying it louder does not make you more right.”
  • “Proximity and intimacy are not the same thing.”
  • “If you win at work and lose at home, you still lose.” Randy shares a poignant story of an NFL coach seeking a Super Bowl win.
  • Utterly overwhelmed? Randy reminds us that we’re never going to finish a day and have everything accomplished.
  • Get a copy of Randy Gravitt’s latest book Winning Begins at Home here.

Did you enjoy today’s episode?

You’ll love my conversation with Bill Courtney. Bill is a business owner, husband, and father who believes: Giving back isn’t something nice to do. It is a responsibility.  Hear how Bill chose to coach football in an impoverished North Memphis High School and how through the tenants of love, consistency, and self-assurance, he turned the team – and many lives – around. Listen to Bill Courtney on ep. 28.


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  1. Q. What is the best book you’ve ever read?
    A. The Bible.
  2. Q. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today?
    A. I wish I had more energy.
  3. Q. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be?
    A. A watch my dad received from the company he worked for.
  4. Q. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be?
    A. My dad.
  5. Q. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
    A. The Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. Also, above all else, guard your heart.
  6. Q. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
    A. Don't underestimate your commitment to learning and growing. Time is a lot shorter than you think it is.
  7. Q. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read?
    A. Ephesians 5:1: we should be imitators of God and live a life of love.