The fantastic Molly Bloom joins us today with probably the most incredible story of persistence and courage you’ll ever hear. You may know her from the movie Molly’s Game, or you may have read her incredible book. Molly is sharing how we can all persist, build courage in the face of inevitable disaster, and succeed as a result of both. You need to start following Molly online to learn how to help people just trying to get to the next level in their lives.
Molly shares how she went from the Olympic Qualifiers for the U.S. Ski Team, to a cocktail waitress for poker games, to running the most prominent poker games for the rich, famous and powerful crowd. Her crazy ride in the world of celebrity poker games ended when Molly was arrested by 17 FBI agents (at gunpoint). She was looking at a 10-year sentence, but if she gave all the money back and became a confidential informant, she would get full immunity. After deciding not to take the deal, she found herself on probation, millions of dollars in debt, a convicted felon, with a destroyed reputation as the poker hostess in a short skirt. So how did she get from there to the Academy Awards with a movie about her life written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain?
You’ll be blown away by this conversation about living a courageous life, making difficult choices, second chances and coming full circle.
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Guest: Molly Bloom