We have heard it before, but often need a reminder: Comparison is the root of unhappiness. With the prevalence of social media, it is so easy to get caught up in comparing our journey to someone else’s when we aren’t seeing the struggle it took to get them there. The world is craving more authenticity, and that is exactly what you will get from this conversation with David Fales.
David Fales is a former NFL quarterback who played for the Chicago Bears for 7 years. After leaving his hometown of Salinas, CA, David went to play football at the University of Nevada and eventually made the difficult decision to leave the team and transfer schools. In this episode, David explains what his mindset was like in this transition and what he focused on to continue improving as a football player, eventually becoming drafted into the professional league. David gets honest about navigating life after football and transitioning to the business world.
Through sharing his story, David encourages us to focus on what we can control, and choose one thing at a time to improve on. Through doing that, trust the process and know that if you put the time and reps in and do not settle for anything less, you will reach your goal. We all have limiting beliefs that can hold us back from reaching our potential, but it is important to learn to shut those out and realize the opportunities that lie ahead if we put in the work. Tune in for David’s story and inspiring insight.
- David’s background, his decision to leave his college football team, and his journey to the NFL
- The importance of focusing on one thing we can control and continue to improve in that area
- Being yourself and surrounding yourself with people that appreciate you for who you are
- What are the thoughts and beliefs you are telling yourself that are holding you back?
- The parallels between life and sports
- The comparison problem with social media
- Knowing your goals and reverse engineering how to get there
- The power of networking and connecting with people
- The responsibility we have to be an example to our children and the next generation
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LinkedIn: David Fales
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