“If you don’t communicate, especially in this day and age, you ain’t gonna get nothing.”
– Scott Touzinsky
In this final Paternity Leave episode, we hear from American Olympic volleyball gold medalist Scott Touzinsky as interviewed by Dave Stelmacki of Touring Families.
During his career, Scott played in volleyball leagues around the world and traveled extensively with his family. He shares what it was like for his son, Logan, to grow up on the road: living in different countries, learning different languages, and moving from school to school. He also opens up about nutrition while living abroad, including navigating his son’s allergies and simultaneously nurturing his passion for food.
A former member of the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, Scott talks about what it takes to become an Olympic gold medalist and what he discovered about himself while enduring injury and setback. He also shares how he inspired his team to be the best in the world. Scott is now the owner and founder of Touzinsky Elite Volleyball and a men’s volleyball coach at Long Beach State University.
What you’ll learn in this episode:
- How Scott and his family adapted to living in new locales around the world.
- How Scott navigated his son’s food allergies while living abroad.
- Interesting insights Scott and his family garnered from living in a variety of foreign countries.
- How Scott’s mindset helped him to succeed as an elite volleyball player.
“If you don’t put a hundred percent effort in everything that you do, somebody out there is going to.” – Scott Touzinsky
“Not only is it a volleyball thing, it’s a life thing.” – Scott Touzinsky
“If you don’t have a good attitude, why is somebody gonna hire you?” – Scott Touzinsky
“If you don’t communicate, especially in this day and age, you ain’t gonna get nothing.” – Scott Touzinsky
“There’s gonna be a lot of ups and downs in life.” – Scott Touzinsky
“The mind is the one thing that holds them back.” – Scott Touzinsky
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