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Episode 157 - Joel Thompson

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In this podcast

3:19 – Welcome Joel Thompson

3:50 – Indigenous All Stars

5:00 – A comeback story

6:58 – Life growth

8:30 – Identity and growing up as Joel Murdoch

11:48 – Providing stability to his own children

13:29 – His off season incident

24:23 – Contributors to his rocky childhood

27:10 – Resilience and dealing with adversity

28:01 – How the Mindset Project first started

32:35 – Living life by Karma

33:40 – Influencing Rugby League peers and social change

36:24 – Reaction and support from the Manly team

37:32 – Becoming a senior player and leader

39:47 – Proudest moment from his footy career

41:07 – Telling his Nan he was moving to Manly

43:25 – Growing up in Ivanhoe

43:50 – What his looking forward to in season 2020

45:23 – Favourite try

46:04 – Favourite venue to play at

46:35 – Funniest team mate

47:08 – Team Donny Bradman

47:45 – Biggest pest at Manly

48:14 – Team socialite

48:31 – The country boy living on the Northern Beaches

49:21 – Best rig

49:33 – Worst rig

50:36 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


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Joel Thompson is a professional rugby league player for the Manly Sea Eagles where he starts in the back row. He has played 220 first grades across the Canberra Raiders, St George Illawarra Dragons and Manly while he has represented NSW Country twice and the Indigenous All Stars 6 times. Away from the game, Joel loves to give back and is the founder of the Mindset project Sharing his own story and work shopping a series of mindset practices and coping strategies to both kids and adults throughout Australia.

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