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Professional Bull Rider (PBR) James White with OP2 Talk Host Bill Crespo

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Most bull riders get their starts in practice pens, but Texas cowboy James White got on his first bull at a rodeo. “I was 19 years-old, and I always dreamed about riding bulls. So, I entered a local rodeo and won first place.”White trained by watching videos of bull riding legends Ty Murray and Jim Sharp. “I loved Ty’s style because his upper body was always in total control. Jim Sharp would grab hold with his feet, and the bulls couldn’t break him loose. I would watch him [Sharp], and then, I would practice on the barrel and envision myself making the same rides.” White’s skills caught the attention of PBR bull rider Gary Richard. “Gary came up to me after a bull riding event and asked where I was going next. I told him that I was going with him, and I did.”White joined the PBR in 1995 and has battled several crippling injuries over the years, including a broken jaw which sidelined him for six months in 2001 and a torn ACL in his right knee which occurred in July of 2004. White’s knee required surgery and forced him to sit out the remainder of the 2004 season.“The greatest accomplishment of my career was picking up U.S. Army as a sponsor. It’s a great honor. I feel good because I’m one of the few black cowboys riding today. The best advice I can tell kids is don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it [bull riding]. Don’t ever give up,” states White. National Business Coach, Bill Crespo will answer questions and interview guests on how to devloping new skills to increase revenue, improve time management, develop new habits that can take us to our next level. This show is for individuals needing direction and answers to important questions that can change their business and personal life. Today's economy is forcing individuals to change, add new skills, and create new habits for success.