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18. Mindset with Ohio Senator Stephanie Kunze



How would you define M I N D S E T?

For Johnny Dawson and this week’s special guest, Ohio Senator Stephanie Kunze, mindset is all about the set of attitudes and beliefs people hold about themselves and others.

A developed mindset also requires growth, openness, perseverance, and many other elements of success. 

In this episode, Stephanie joins Johnny to explain how a growth mindset has contributed to the individual and professional she is today. Stephanie also provides valuable insight to help you establish the right mindset to prosper and succeed in life.

Stephanie discusses:

  • Mindset and the possibility of learning from anyone as her element of success 
  • The importance of developing a growth mindset, openness, and understanding around politics and the media 
  • Must-know advice for those looking to establish a growth mindset 
  • Vocabulary shift as a way to find happiness 
  • The value of having control over one’s reactions
  • And more!

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About our Guest:

Stephanie Kunze is an American politician serving as a member of the Ohio Senate for the 16th district. She formerly served in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 24th district. Before her election, she was a member of Hilliard City Council and a secretary at Norwich Elementary School


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Episode 14 – Hope & Faith – With Shawn Bailey



Shawn Bailey is the founder and president of NeXT Basketball Foundation, a nonprofit youth basketball organization that strives to create future leaders through values, community service, and community initiatives.

In this episode, Shawn joins Johnny Dawson to not only explain NeXT’s vision and mission, but to also reflect upon his journey as an individual and Christian who strongly believes in hope and faith as his elements of success. 

You will learn:

  • How hope and faith define the person and mentor Shawn is 
  • Using constructive criticism to build leaders 
  • Anticipation as a meaning of hope, and how Shawn uses it to achieve success 
  • NeXT Basketball as Shawn’s passion, and how the evolution from passion to obsession can lead to success 
  • How parents can help children find their element of success within sports 
  • And more!

Tune in today and join Shawn’s journey of hope and faith and how it closely relates to success, passion, perspective, and purpose!

Resources:  Johnny Dawson on YouTube I Shawn Bailey I Shawn Bailey on LinkedIn I NeXT Basketball Foundation  I James Clear I “Atomic Habits” – by James Clear I Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) I Liberty Middle School


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Episode 11 – Community — With Doug Ulman



While the term may convey many different meanings, community is all about a unified body of individuals with a common interest, like a shared hobby or a neighborhood.

What communities do you have in your life?

In today’s episode, Johnny Dawson sits down with the founder, president, and CEO of Pelotonia and The Ulman Foundation, Doug Ulman. Together, they explore the concept of community, how it fits into the success journey, and the ways Doug’s organizations contribute to the overall idea of community building.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What community means to Johnny and Doug 
  • How has social media changed the scope of communities 
  • Why Doug created Pelotonia and The Ulman Foundation 
  • How to commit to an (online and physical) community
  • And more!

Join Doug and Johnny today to learn ways you can find the community you’ve always been looking for! 

Resources: 

Johnny Dawson on YouTube  I Instagram I Facebook I Pelotonia I Ulman Foundation I Doug Ulman on Twitter