STRIKE OUT ADVERSITY: The Power of Confidence, Adaptability and Resiliency Confidence: We can be our own worst enemy when it comes to confidence. It’s easy to be confident when things are going well, but can you produce confidence when they are not? Jim learned how to harness confidence to win games, despite being born with a club foot and having 6 surgeries during his major league career. Through his exciting and engaging stories of his experiences on and off the mound, Jim will inspire your group to find their confidence when the going gets tough. Adaptability: Your ability to adapt to change is key to success. Jim’s pitching career was built on his adaptability. He had to learn new ways of doing things, even when he was told it could not be done. He took chances to stand out and overcome his adversities. Resiliency: The ability to recover readily from adversity is the definition of resiliency, and it describes Jim’s life. Jim will inspire your group to make adversity work for them instead of against them. Through careful planning and focus, Jim moved through the ups and downs of physical adversity and being in the major league career with much success.