Jul 24, 2020
This week, I sat down with NFL wide receiver Bennie Fowler - somebody who gave me a really nice perspective on circumstances and challenges. In the NFL, it's not easy to compete. You've got people coming for your job on a regular basis, AND if you're an undrafted player like Bennie, it's even harder. You're expendable. Within the workforce - if you look at metrics like performance or success - people are expendable. Competitors are always coming for our jobs.
What happens if you come from a background where you were really successful, you were good in school, and your family was successful? Does that make it easier or harder? Usually, we want our circumstances to define our experience. For example, if we're struggling, we look at our circumstances as making us a victim. Yet, we want to have better circumstances so that we can take advantage of that. So, if we're from a successful background, does that make it easier or harder? I think most people would probably say that makes it easier. But, does it? Let's dive into this conversation with Bennie and let him explain.