Life After Being an Athlete and Public Speaking with Darryll Stinson | POP 607

A photo of Darryll Stinson is captured. Darryll Stinson is a former Division 1 athlete who battled multiple personal and professional challenges in his youth (including violence, drug addiction, and attempted suicide) and transformed himself into a successful business and leadership coach, two-time TEDx speaker, and best-selling author he is today. Darryll Stinson is featured on Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Why is it important to separate your identity and self-worth from your job? What does it take to become a renowned speaker? How can you contribute to making a real impact in the world?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Daryll Stinson about life After Being an Athlete and Public Speaking

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Meet Darryll Stinson

A Photo of Daryll Stinson is captured. He is a former Division 1 athlete, founder of Division 1 Athletes, motivational speaker and leadership coach. Daryll is featured on the Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast

Darryll Stinson is a former Division 1 athlete who battled multiple personal and professional challenges in his youth (including violence, drug addiction, and attempted suicide) and transformed himself into a successful business and leadership coach, two-time TEDx speaker, and best-selling author he is today. Darryll founded Second Chance Athletes, a holistic athletic transition company, in 2017 to give athletes a second chance to succeed in life without the demands of sports.

He speaks professionally all over the U.S. (and beyond) and has been featured on FOX, ABC, NCAA, and some of the top podcasts in the world. Darryll has mentored and taught entrepreneurs, business and religious leaders, athletes, youth groups, and many more how to curate their individual leadership style, find their authentic voice, and develop a foundation of solid mental health habits to overcome adversity and live a life of productivity, passion, and purpose.

When he is not working, Darryll enjoys rapping, reading, sports, and spending time with his brilliant wife and three amazing daughters. #girldad

If you’re eager to elevate your business to the next level, we have a treat for you — Darryll is giving away his Mental Health and Motivation for Entrepreneurs Audio Bundle to members of our audience for FREE! To claim yours, just email him at Darryll@DarryllStinson.com with the subject line “AUDIO BUNDLE”.

BONUS CONTEST!! Darryll will also be choosing three audience members to win a strategy session with him! (No extra steps needed — everyone who claims the audio bundle giveaway will be automatically entered in the bonus contest.) Good luck!

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In This Podcast

  • Why you should separate your job from your identity
  • Becoming a speaker
  • Darryll’s advice to private practitioners

Why you should separate your job from your identity

When you cannot separate who you are from what you do, you make poor decisions, because you are always going to sacrifice yourself on the altar of the success that you want in life because you esteem your job higher than you esteem yourself. (Darryll Stinson)

It is dangerous for you to equate who you are and your value as a person to the job that you do, because it can lead to self-destructive behavior.

When you reach a point in life where a change in work is necessary, whether, for your health, personal growth, or financial stability, you need to be able to be flexible.

Recognize when it is time for a change to let things go, and when to move on for your own sake, because you are not doing yourself favors by making your worth as a person quantifiable.

Because my activity was attached to my identity, and I had no separation between who I was and what I did, I came back after back surgery within three to six months … I played after an injury where I wasn’t fully healed, and I put my body through two years of drug addiction, pain, torment, all because I could not let go of sports because it felt like I was letting go of me. (Darryll Stinson)

Becoming a speaker

If you want to get into the speaking industry:

  • You have to do it for others for impact, not to be impressive.
  • You have to have your standout story because it helps you to become one of one instead of one of many.
  • Determine your business model.

Use what I call the mountaintop method: if you were on a mountaintop and you had the ability to shout a message to the entire world … and they only gave you five minutes to speak, what would you say? (Darryll Stinson)

Do you want to be:

  • A coach that speaks
  • A speaker that coaches
  • An employee that speaks

Darryll’s advice to private practitioners

The world is at its best when you are at your best. If there is unfulfillment in your life in any area, decide to change and choose happiness, because when you bring your best at your best, that is when the world shifts.

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Meet Joe Sanok

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Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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