A Convo Between Two With - Chucks Okafor

On episode #14 of The Underdog Mentality Podcast 

 

We catch up with CFL running back Chucks Okafor. We had a wicked conversation about his upbringing and his journey of pursuing a dream that finally came true. He knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity. Just two years ago, he tore his ACL and the doctors told him he would be out for at least a year, well he came back in 8 months, sharper and more explosive than ever. 

 

There’s many things to takeaway from this convo, and I hope parts of his story speaks to one of you listening. 

 

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Episode #12 - You Matter

On episode #12 of The Underdog Mentality Podcast 

 

I want to remind you that you matter. And don’t forget that, you matter. You matter. You are here for a reason, a purpose. You are not you’re mistakes. Feel encouraged in knowing that you are the writer in your own personal book, you can end a chapter, put a pause on a chapter and start a new page. Because you have the pen, and you have the power to control how the story goes. You have more power than you think, your happiness, joy, excitement, self worth, matters. You matter.

 

 

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A Convo Between Two With - Phylicia George

On episode #11 of The Underdog Mentality Podcast. We catch up with 2018 Olympic Bronze medalist in the two man(woman) Bobsled. She is also a 2x Summer Olympian and finalist in the 100m hurdles (2012 & 2016), Phylicia George. Among her many accomplishments in sport, she’s also made history in many different categories, including being the first Black Canadian women to compete in the winter and summer Olympics games and also to come away with an Olympic medal.

 

We had a great conversation and get into topics such as:

 

1). From basketball, Volleyball to Track and Field

 

2). How she changed her mind not to enroll in Med School

 

3). How she gained belief and confidence in herself to compete with the best

 

4). The move that helped her grow as an athlete and women

 

5). How meditation, and writing and reading, played a key role to her Olympic Run

 

6). How she defines success after all she’s accomplished

 

7). The Successful switch from track and field to bobsled

 

8). What it felt like to win an Olympic medal, in a sport that was in her hindsight

 

 

Phylicia is sure to achieve much more on and off the track and ice. Her humility and willingness to learn will continue to carry her each step of the way.

 

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Twitter - @Phyliciageorge

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Episode #10 - Don't Give Up

On episode #11 of The Underdog Mentality Podcast we talk about being persistent and keeping the fight alive.

 

Life is a fight. Every day that you wake up you have to fight to put yourself in a better position than you were the day before. And it’s not always easy to be positive when you aren’t seeing progress as quickly as you would. Along the way of my own personal setbacks, I’ve realized that those times when you don’t want to be positive, are the times when being positive makes the biggest difference.

 

I hope this episode of the podcast helps and inspires you to keep fighting, know that you are not alone, and it will get better. Keep fighting.

 

 

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A Convo Between Two With - Sean Smith

On episode #10 of The Underdog Mentality Podcast we catch up with Espy Nominated, Professional Baseball Player, Sean Smith. On June 14th, 2000, Sean was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates at the young age 17. During his professional career he went through a whorl wind of success, setbacks, injuries and much more. Including the homerun play that got him nominated for an espy but also sidelined him to a gruelling rehab program. Had a great conversation with my brother. Filled with knowledge, wisdom and hard truths.

 

We get into such topics as:

 

1). Love at first swing?

 

2). Being drafted at 17 and didn’t even know.

 

3). The wisdom his mother instilled in him

 

4). How “freedom” of speech, ruffled some feathers

 

5). Understanding what it takes to be a professional

 

6). The play that got him nominated for an espy

 

7). How he remained positive, when teams, and others counted him out.

 

8).  How his is son changed his life

 

9). How he defines success, and what the hardships taught him as a man.

 

 

 

Sean aka Smitty, has accomplished some great things and will continue to accomplish great things. He has his documentary coming out in the near future, definitely something to look out for. From humble beginnings to where he Is now, goes to show that it doesn’t matter where you come from, as long as you know where you want to go, its possible.

 

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Twitter - @smitty_281

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Episode #9 - Taking A Leap of Faith

On episode #9 Of The Underdog Mentality Podcast we talk about taking a leap of faith.

 

Taking a leap of isn’t always easy to do. It can be extremely tough and will definitely change your life. But at the end of the day, when you step out on faith and jump, if you truly believe and have invested in yourself wholeheartedly, it will always be worth it. Because you will come out on the other side, a better version of yourself than when you entered. Find that courage inside, to take a step out on faith, and see what is in stores for you.

 

We discuss:

 

The 3 stages when it comes to taking a leap of faith.

 

1). Stillness

 

2). Paying your dues

 

3). Transformation

 

All important parts when you take that initial leap.

 

 

 

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A Convo Between Two With - Rob Kerr

On episode #8 of The Underdog Mentality Podcast We catch up with Sportsnet the fan 960 Radio Personality, Rob Kerr. Along with having 20+ years’ experience, he is also on the board of sport Calgary, and many other foundations. He is also a voice for the people of calgary by using his platform to discuss many different issues and matters in the city. Rob and I had a very interesting conversation about his life and how he got to where he is today, not only as a sports broadcaster, but as a man, husband, and father. He also shared some things with me that he's never really spoken about before. Lots of Gems to take from.

 

Also, towards 1:32:27 to 1:33:04 – The audio gets disrupted due to loss of service, but we smoothed everything out after that final time frame.

Nonetheless, great conversation, lots of knowledge and funny moments.

 

We get into such things as:

 

1). How he developed patience as a young man

2). How his mom got him into University without technically graduating high school

3). How he literally ‘Pointed” to his  future profession

4). How he got to the NHL in 5 years

5). The job he accepted, but never worked for them

6). A Lesson on humility

7). How he talked his way into having his own show

 

 

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Twitter - @Fan960RKerr

 

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Episode #7 - Be Fearless In The Pursuit

On episode #7 of The Underdog Mentality : We talk about attacking our fears

 

A wise man once said, 'Fear is False evidence appearing real' 

One of the biggest things that stops most people in their tracks, is fear. We all have them, but have you ever asked yourself what is the benefit of fearing anything?

If you want to achieve greatness, and truly reach your fullest potential, you are going to have to face your fears head on, because on the other side of fear, is a better version of yourself.

Face your fears, because if you dont deal with it eventually, it will always have the power over you.

 

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A Convo Between Two With - Mikel Thomas

Episode #6 Description

Mikel is a 3x Olympian, he competed in 2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympic games for Trinidad & Tobago, he is also the record holder in the 110mh(13.17). A Graduate from the University of Kentucky. A Coach, a man of faith, a visual creator & producer, and most recently pursing a different way to serve, by embarking on the path to becoming a fire fighter.

 

We get into such things as:

1). The Transition from Trinidad & Tobago to New York City

2). How Track and field helped him gain his own personal expression

3). The Confidence of a man

4). How his mom crushed his spirits on the track

5). How he coached himself in Jr. College, and coached his athletes and made the Olympic team

6). God Will close doors, to test your faith.

7). Patience, Patience and more patience

8). Finding peace in a decision

9). Taking a leap of faith

 

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Episode #5 - Leave No Regrets

Episode #5 description

We talk about the importance of using your time wisely. And understanding that the things you do, or don't do, will affect your future. There is no such thing as the perfect morning, or the perfect timing. You can always justify why you shouldn’t do something, but if you don’t try, you’ll always have those doubts of “What ifs” and that’s not a position anyone wants to be in.

 

We also get into such things as:

 

1). Pursuing anything starts with you trying to do it

2). Leave no stone unturned

3). What having regrets can do to you

4). Your future depends on what you do now

A Convo Between Two With - Rohan Stewart

Episode # 4 – Description

On Episode #4 of The Underdog Mentality - We catch up with a good friend of mine, Rohan Stewart. One of the most versatile minds that I’ve come in contact with. Very smart and highly educated man. He is also a big part of the creation of my foundation. 'Faith Over Fear Foundation'

 

We get into topics such as:

 

1). How we met

2). Why he decided to step away from law school

3). The car accident that shaped parts of his life

4). Pursuing a dream and going all in

5). The transition from sports to 'The Real World'

6). The importance of Self-Reflection

7). Travelling with a clear mind

 

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Twitter: @StewartRohan

Instagram: Stewart_Rohan

A Convo Between Two with - Ian Warner

We catch up with a good friend of mine, A man with many Hats, Entrepreneur Ian warner.

We Get Into Topics Such As:

 

1). 2012 Olympic Journey

2). The Start Up Of Kho

3). How he bounced back after losing an 150k Investment

4). Why its Important to surround yourself with the right people

5). Leadership Is Ownership

6). Self- Evolution

 

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Twitter & Instagram - @Ianwarner310

Be sure to check out his App in the store - Kho