Rashad Jennings | Mentoring, Life After the NFL and Book Recommendations for Self-Improvement

Show Notes

Clay Clark interviews former New York Giants running back and Dancing with the Stars winner Rashad Jennings about being O’Dell Beckham Jr.’s mentor, life after the NFL and his favorite book recommendations for self-improvement.

In your book, Odell Beckham Jr describes you as a “genuine mentor”. How does being a mentor to someone make you grow as a person?

  1. Rashad on Being a Mentor:
    1. The best way to learn something is to teach it.
    2. Being a mentor forces you to learn and will help you learn it faster and better.
    3. Odell Beckham junior got injured and came to Rashad and ask him to teach him how to take care of his body
    4. He works so hard behind the scenes and is overall one of the most talented people he has ever seen.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both. ” –  Lawrence Pearsall Jacks from his 1932 book Education through Recreation. (Lawrence Pearsall Jacks, abbreviated L. P. Jacks was an English educator, philosopher, and Unitarian minister who rose to prominence in the period from World War I to World War II)

Rashad’s Book Recommendation:

  1. Book 1 – The Bible
    1. Go to Proverbs and read it
    2. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.” – Proverbs 10:4
  2. Book 2 – The Bible
    1. Go to James and read it
      1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Cut the crap out and stop blaming people” – Rashad Jennings
    2. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2:14
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And now broadcasting live from the box that rocks it’s the thrive time. Business conferences coach radio show the mind set on the magic trick of the heat whopper, giving it to you straight in the spring, in the back of the truck, so I can get up on the mic and speak the factsalright drive nation. Welcome back to the drive time to show on your radio and podcast download. During this podcast we had an exclusive interview with rashad jennings, the former nfl running back for the new york football giants, who went on to become the winner of the dancing, with the stars show and is now the best-selling author of the book the, if in life, had to get off life sidelines and become your best self, but he’s talking about life after football in the national football league, in any importance of mentoring, mentoring, other people and impact that mentorship has made on his life actually taking the time to mentor other people. Although he’s already achieved many of his own goals, he’s taking time out of his own schedule to mentor others, and he gives us a sneak peek into his newest book. I’m. A chump this business conferences interview was great. Rashad jennings is a great america. He’s the dude he’s the new dude. The 2018 version of the dude rashadwho is eric chop between out of business coach. If actually calls the dude odell beckham jr. Describes you as a genuine mentor in your book. How does being a mentor just to somebody else? Help you personally grow as a person, they’re forced you know, I think the best way to learn something this to teach it. If you don’t believe me, try it try to go teach something that you’re trying to learn and watch what the bill-and he was.

Somebody came in as a rookie i, never forget where you came in as a rookie. He was injured, missed the first four games. Remember he ran a 1 route. Octa! Look for you that don’t know! Otas is organized team activities as we stand for because call them call. You can’t practice. So you got to give me another name in quicksand helmets and we call that underwear, but we were just running routes on, are no business conferences defense out there I just plan. You know backyard football here and a slant route so perfectly he missed the ball. But what do you miss I’m in route hit, peyton hillis I said:hey i, never seen the guy. That’s smooth and kind of, i, don’t know who this kid is we going to be special I said sure he will come out with me every day after and before practice. After practice to do all the stuff I was doing and bit by bit by bit, I watch you get healthy and when he get to feel I watched a career goal on overnight celebrity status. It’s amazing to watch eye out humble this. Kid truly is how much he how hard he works behind scenes. You know everything acrobatic about him is not on accident, one of the most talented guys I’ve ever been around here for you on the podcast today, you’re a guy who who reads books. It sounds like you’re, well read:i love, napoleon, hill’s, think and grow rich.

That helped me just totally unleash my mindset. I found out that. That’s a book. That’s been read by so many successful people in dale, carnegie, how to win, friends and influence people and I could just go on and on with all the books. I read if you had to recommend a book or two for the listeners out there, maybe a book or two, because your book the, if in life, how to get off life sidelines and become your best cell I’m, going to say that’s what that’s a book recommendation for the thrive nation by the book, checkout rashad jennings books. But what would be another book or two? You recommend for all the business conferences listeners at their proverbs pick up a book called bible called the bible and go go skip a lot of stuff. If you have, if you don’t have any face base, I legitimately, if you do not have any faith-based pick up the bible and just read the book of proverbs:that’s it yes, I’m! Probably every third podcast there is lazy, hands make for poverty, but diligent hands, bring wealth, proverbs 10:4! That’s what you’re all about I’ve noticed:diligent hands, bring wealth lazy hand to make for poverty you’re a guy who lives there.

That’s just one of the verses in that book:recommender a publication that you’re into that you just go cash. This is a great source, so we’ve got the proverb who got. We picked up the bible reading proverbs, why you got the bible and go to james, so you heard it here folks, food of the cut the crap out, stop blaming people, man, it’s and that’s the attitude of it and i. Cannot you got to be able to overtime? You know, jumping out of surgery, I think you have to be able to look in the mirror and every every night and be able to say slowly, but surely that is the guy that I’m trying to become fnaf for me personally, another with people that helps me start my day, I put the essential oils under my bed, anything that I must have for the next day and my phone, my wallet, my keys i, put them under the center of my bed. Why? Because before I get up and leave I’m forced to get on my knees, get on my knees and pray. Read the book of james in the bible, controversial book here, rashad, we got be careful here and i. Look like that’s what it says here. What does it profit? My brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works, can faith say them if a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them:depart in peace, be warmed and filled, but you not do you do not give them the things which are needed for the body? What does it profit? This also faith by itself? If it does not have business conferences works, is dead if you’re out there listening-and you say what is an action step, I could take the day by the bible.

Read the book of james, read the book of proverbs and then pick up rashad jennings book the if in life, how to get off life sideline to become your best rashad. Thank you. So much for joining us today in the tribe, nation and i, really do appreciate you and I hope that next time I interview you, we won’t even mention that you played in the nfl, because that was just the beginning. You brought up, but up sketch I will say one thing you know just to anybody nobody’s perfect and please remember that and know that god does not and cannot use perfect people to do his work. He uses imperfect people to do his perfect work. I’m far I have flaws, but that doesn’t assign me from recognizing the business conferences truth. And that’s that’s that’s my attitude towards the judge. No one love everyone supplement of cuz I do know. It’s taboo in religion can feel a certain way, so I want to make sure it’s coming off and humility website with your your books, with your training with your endeavors. What’s the one place you went direct everybody to org find me appreciate it

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