Fun fact: Jeremy Herider was the first contracted baseball player in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization to record a hit.
At the time, he was playing in the California League for the Visalia Oaks in their first game as the Diamondbacks’ minor-league affiliate.
“I hit a double and they literally stopped [the game],” Jeremy said on the Leading With Nice Interview Series podcast. “The Diamondbacks don’t know this — so, if they’re hearing this now — they don’t even have the real ball! They gave them another ball, and I have a real ball.”
Jeremy’s name is in the baseball record books and a piece of Diamondbacks history resides on his shelf. But he didn’t get there by chance. It was a combination of hard work and confidence that enabled him to climb the ranks of professional baseball.
He now applies that same mindset to Optimal Self, a self-help program he founded that has enabled thousands of people to become the best version of themselves.
“You may not be good enough; you may not get that promotion; you may not get that job you want,” he said. “You may not, but don’t look and say, ‘Oh, woe is me.’ Say: ‘Why not me?’ And if you’re willing to get up, if you’re willing to do the work, if you’re willing to know that you are capable and deserving of it, then you’ll do it.”
Jeremy stopped by the Leading With Nice Interview Series to discuss personal habits that anyone can adopt for success. As he says, “No success story happens by accident.” Listen to the episode below.