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Dec. 12, 2022

Brandon Puffer - "Extra Innings"

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Meeting and exceeding goals requires effort and perseverance. Obstacles and setbacks are unavoidable, and what counts most is the seriousness with which you resolve to overcome such failures. Listen here as Brandon Puffer shares how he recovered after hitting rock bottom and how he reminds others that redemption is possible.


Failure is unavoidable, and the first step toward preventing failure is recognizing that it is normal. When things don’t go as planned, it’s not the end of the world and merely a stumbling block. Failure is a part of the trip; the most crucial part is getting back up.

Join Brandon Puffer, a former professional baseball pitcher, as he explores the path to realizing his aspirations. Brandon chose to share his story with the world to inspire others after a big fall off the field ruined his career. He played 15 seasons of professional baseball, with the Boston Red Sox winning the 2004 World Series being the peak of his career. Unfortunately, one foolish decision resulted in a 5-year prison sentence, thereby ending his professional baseball career.


⛔Your judgments and failures don’t define who you are.

💯People are sometimes so focused on perfection that they sometimes fail to realize that it is okay to make mistakes because mistakes are where we learn.

🧍‍♂️Everything that happens in your life is because of your decisions. Be responsible and do not blame others for it.

💡Knowing your reason to live would be beneficial.


“You’re much bigger than any judgments or mistakes you’ve made.”

“My greatest foe was not wanting anyone else to know I was messed up.”

“You can choose who you want to get about with, and there are many ways to get in there and go in a different route.”

“Regardless of everyone’s point of view or faith, you’re here for a reason, and you need to figure out what that is.”

“Whatever you give me to do, I’ll do it with a grin and hard labor. Things began to improve gradually but steadily.”



[02:38] – Brandon Puffer’s Career

[09:01] – Self-talk and Mentality

[18:55]  Decisions

[23:39]  Self-help

[26:24]  Service

[30:21] Reform

[34:41] – Mental Health Stability

[44:44] – Second Chance

[51:50] – Get in touch with Brandon



Brandon Puffer’s social media:

LinkedIn –https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-puffer-0b8b2378

Twitter –https://twitter.com/coachpuffpositv

Instagram –https://www.instagram.com/coachpuffpositive/

Brandon Puffer’s Website –https://coachpuffpositive.com/


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