What happens when you combine something you love with something people need?
This question identifies where I am at in my life. I love educating and empowering people to behave like their best self. This is a journey I enjoy in my personal life but have come to realize I am most alive when I am helping others achieve it as well.
In 2008 this journey began with a vision, while playing in the NFL. I saw that I would need to teach myself the foreign language of money. Like many, my journey into personal finances began out of fear, my fear was that I would not let the NFL Dream pass me by. This vision led me to begin studying Financial Planning.
In 2015 my vision turned into a passion as I began sharing what I understood of this foreign language with others. I quickly awoke to the reality that people needed to begin understanding how money works and were not currently receiving the needed education.
Over the past 5 years I have hit the pavement and gone ‘door to door’ shaking the financial education tree. During this time the nation has begun to see the same vision I have, the fact people need to be better prepared to handle their financial futures.
Sadly in 2019 I came to realize that my passion of educating people how to use money, would fail!!
Education is a vital first step, but education alone does not have a lasting impact. I have come to see that I don’t want to just educate people, I want to empower them. Empowerment means I am giving people the ability to act, not just learn. It is only through this action and changing our behaviors where we truly begin to see impact.
That is why I am proud to announce that I will be chasing my passion and launching Rookie to Veteran.
There is a journey when one goes from a rookie full of potential to a veteran capturing success. Together we will take this journey to eliminate the gap between potential and success. We will eliminate this potential by mirroring the behaviors of the best in the world.
These behaviors will guide individuals and teams in finding success as well as building out a plan to capture financial wellness.
So, what happens when you combine something you want to do (empower people) with something people need (financial education)? The Japanese word ‘Ikigai’ says when you can combine something you love with something you are great at and then identify something the world needs, you will find your sense of purpose.
Every athlete that has transitioned from their game feels lost without their sense of purpose. Today, as I chase my passion and embark on my new journey as an entrepreneur, I have found my new purpose and hope to make a lasting change.
My Purpose: Empower people with the behaviors needed to OWN their Story!