Mar 29
Mar 29
Chris Hope - Part 1:

The Truth About Boundaries

Chris Hope – Part 1: The Truth About Boundaries Dr. Seku Gathers

Good people,

Today I’m joined by Chris Hope, National Collegiate champion with Florida State University, Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and author of the book P.R.O.S.

Chris Hope’s truth is about setting boundaries with his family and loved ones as a famous and wealthy professional NFL player. We had a fantastic conversation about success and fame, what happens after we reach them, and the pressure of being the family’s savior. In this first part of the interview, he described the feedback he got from his family and friends after exposing profound truths about the sorrow and the pain he felt during his career, many times inflicted by his own intimate circle.

We also talked about how our culture and society influence successful elite athletes and the impact that pressure has on African American families.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The things we do to solve problems we know of (7:11)
  • What we think money can fix, but it can’t (9:49)
  • Realizing his book wasn’t just another athlete’s book (13:20)
  • Correct and then heal (16:22)
  • What society expects (demands) from elite athletes (19:04)
  • Learning the difference between feelings and emotions and how to deal with them (28:31)

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