Pam Oliver has been a force to be reckoned with in the NFL broadcasting field for over 25 years! But she didn’t just happen to get to the top, Pam worked for her reputation of knowledge and straight forwardness that let everyone know, there was a job to be done first and foremost.
No matter how tough she seemed on the air, she is human and as a woman in a man’s world, had to fight off any doubts that dared to creep in. She did that with success for 24 years with the NFL on FOX and then the greatest challenge of her career truly tested the grit and determination she had built up heading into her 25th season.
Pam’s self-named “Demotion- Promotion” was a tough pill to swallow until she realized she was right where she needed to be.
That wasn’t the only struggle Pam had to contend with, in fact, it wasn’t even the largest trauma. She also lost her confidante and best friend in her sister to cancer. Two massive hits to the psyche, the gut,… to her soul. While Pam readily admits, she didn’t just pop back up after either of these life altering occurrences, she did eventually stand up tall.
Part of what gave her the strength to take that deep breath and put one foot in front of the other, her faith and self introspection. Self work is never easy, especially when you know there is a great deal of unfair action at play leading to results you have no control over. But Pam did the work which included several levels of reading material.
Pam’s library is deep and she shared some of what is occupying her mind outside of NFL game prep. Take a look at her reading list, perhaps there is something that may be of use to you!
Picks from Pam Oliver’s revolving library:
“Atomic Habits” by James Clear
“The Talent Code” by Daniel Coyle
“The Little Book of Talent” by Daniel Coyle
“The Art of the Memoir” by Mary Karr
“Nerve” by Taylor Clark
“Miracles Now” by Gabrielle Bernstein
“How Will You Measure Your Life” by Clayton M. Christensen
Be sure to listen to Pam’s story of strength and determination on Think Tank of Three Podcast episode #37! https://www.thinktankofthree.com/2020/10/dominating-the-nfl-with-pam-oliver/