Apr 5
Apr 5
Chris Hope - Part 2:

The Truth About Being A True Professional

Chris Hope – Part 2: The Truth About Being A True Professional Dr. Seku Gathers

Good people,

Today’s episode is the continuation of my conversation with 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.

In this second part of our conversation, we talked about Chris’ project, the I See Hope For the Future academy, where he aims to teach young athletes to be professionals in the field and in every aspect of their lives. From how to dress and talk properly to manage their finances, Chris’ idea is to be who he needs to be.

He also shared his view on the incongruence of being successful at one thing and terrible in all the rest. For him, it makes no sense being a spectacular athlete and a terrible husband, or brother, or son.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • True professionals excel in every area of their lives (4:12)
  • For an athlete, their body is their corporation (8:30)
  • How we do one thing is how we do everything (11:15)
  • The things young athletes need to be taught (15:42)
  • We tend to get caught in what we see (17:40)

Yes or BS:

  • Children owe everything to their parents (21:06)
  • Pro athletes need a coach, other than the team coach (21:48)
  • Jerome “The Bus” is the hardest hitting running back you ever faced (21:58)
  • Women are smarter than men (24:32)
  • Kaepernick is misunderstood (25:05)
  • Setting boundaries gets easier with practice (26:57)

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