Fitness, Focus, and Let’s Goooo with Former NFL Player
Fitness, Focus, and Let’s Goooo with Former NFL Player
On episode #44 of Hustle and Pro, we learn former NFL player Jamar Landrom’s story. From growing up in Michigan to playing in college in Tennessee then off to the NFL, Landrom faced adversity that shaped who he is today. He set goals, saw himself in the places he wanted to go, and put himself there. He thinks it. He believe it. And, he wants to help others do the same.
He has a program with five ‘Fs’ to remind young people that they’re in control of their path. Through faith, food, fitness, focus, and fellowship they can get through anything.
His Instagram bio says a force put him here to impact millions. And you can hear it in his voice when he talks about struggles and the mindset it takes to get it done. He says, “Control what you can control. You can’t control the coaches. You can’t control the team. You can control what you allow in your mind and what you feed your mind.”
Enjoy this episode and LET’S GO!
- [:35] Quick Hits with Jamar Landrom
- [3:22] Growing up
- [5:20] Journey to College football & NFL
- [10:20] After the NFL & Advice
- [14:00] Jamar’s work and life now
- [17:15] F5 Program
- [28:00] Mr. Let’s Goooo
Resources within this episode:
- Jamar Landrom: Instagram @mrletsgoooo
- Kelly Walker: Instagram @kelly_walkertexas | Twitter: @kelly_walker_TX
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This is Hustle and Pro with Kelly Walker. Join Kelly as she talks sports with players, coaches, organizers and entrepreneurs from Peewee League to Pro. Now here’s your host, Kelly Walker.
Welcome to today’s episode of hustle and pro. We’re talking football today with Jamar Landrom who played at Tennessee state and was a formal former NFL player. We’re going to talk a little bit about football and a little bit about life and what Jamar is up to lately. So welcome Jamar. Thanks for joining me. Welcome, welcome. I’m glad to be here.
Okay, so we always jump into a few quick hits to sort of get to know your, your sports personality a little bit. So, okay, this is a big one, but who’s your favorite all time athlete? Favorite all time athlete is Kobe Bryant. So what’s your favorite sport then? Uh, to play? Oh, my favorite sport to play. No question. It’s football, football. But then what’s your favorite sport to watch? Um, I would say it’s kind of leaning towards basketball more. I mean football for awhile it was a love hate relationship because I had to walk away, not on my own terms. Um, so for a while I stopped watching football, but I’m slowly back watching football. But I would say basketball has become one of my favorite sports to watch in my downtime.
Now. Do you have a favorite all time team favorite all time team? In particular in a sport, no, I don’t know. I always had a tendency to uh, like individuals, you know, I get attracted to individual players because I see myself, um, in, in some of the players as far as relating to them as far as how they carry yourself and the way they attack the games they played and you know, and with the preparation. So I have a tendency to like players notnecessarily teams. But now, you know, two teams I root for in football is the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars, two teams. I was previously with. And then in basketball I like a Westbrook now. So you know, Houston is my squad also like LA Clippers cause I like Kawhi Leonard or I like individual players so I don’t have a particular team that I like.
Okay. Growing up that where, where did you grow up? I grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, right outside Detroit. Outside of Detroit. So were you growing up like a pistons fan? No. No, no. So my childhood where I grew up, actually it was a San Francisco fan. I like San Francisco, um, for professional. I like, um, let’s see, uh, Miami, university of Miami for football and also like Duke for basketball.
Okay. So you’re all over the place. I was exposed to sports earlier, so I think those are the teams that were good, you know, at the time. So I fell in love with those teams. So, yeah.
What’s the farthest distance you’ve ever traveled to play sports? Germany, you played in Europe, NFL Europe. So one other thing.
What do you have any superstitions? So like game day superstitions, is that something you have to do to get your mind right or your body right for games? Yeah, so game day superstitions. What I did was before I went out or wherever I did, always ran to the opposite end zone and said a quick prayer. And I always was pointed up to the sky. I said, as this one is for you granddad, I lost my granddad at 14. He was, you know, very close to me. It was like a father figure to me in since then, you know, going through that adversity, I use that as motivation to propel me forward and be successful in life and also at our sports. So always dedicate everything I did to him, um, when they, when it came to football. Wow.
Okay. Let’s talk a little bit more about you growing up in sports. Obviously when you hear, when I hear that you’re a former NFL player, I want to talk about that, but I want to know a little bit before that. Like what sports shaped you as an athlete besides football? I’m assuming hoping you played some other sports and so at what ages were you playing other things and what were you into?
Yeah, well, the first sport I actually played was um, a T ball baseball because I was too young to play football and I got a funny story. Uh, so I used to play a game, we call it ‘kill em’ where you have everyone line up and you throw the ball in the air and you gotta catch the ball and try to run. You got to try to beat everyone. So that was my favorite game for football. So I knew I was good in football because I was able to grab the ball and beat all those guys and score a touchdown. And a lot of times the guys was older than me and my brother was three years older than me. I played with, you know, his friends and maybe guys a little bit older than him. So very young. I knew that I was good in football. Tee ball was the first sport that I actually played. I also played basketball too as well. So football, baseball, and when I got older, um, I ran track. So football, baseball, and basketball were the sports that shaped me. But football was my love. You know? I knew that football was something I wanted to do at a very young age and I actually set a goal, so make it to the NFL when I was six years old. Yes.
You knew you were or you just thought you were that good already, that young, you felt something. So I go by a quote, it says, what one thinks, one believes what one speaks one becomes. So to break it down, pretty much, you know, I thought that football is some, I like something that I can do or whatever. So I started believing it. What? Right when I was playing with my older brothers, like I said, an older guys and I was scoring touchdowns. And when people ask me what I wanted to be and when I grow up, I said I wanted to play professional football. I want to be in a nfl. So I started speaking it and then that’s what I became. So I understood the power of that quote way before that quote, would I even want to teach it to me? It wasn’t later on my life. I found that quote and I fell in love with that quote. Wow.
So as you got older, after age 6, that’s your goal. Um, at what point did you realize your college, you know, likelihood to get into a college that you wanted to go to and play?
It was no question. I know I was going to get into college. I mean, I knew I was gonna do exactly what it took. Um, one thing in my mind, I knew as long ago that if I do my part, the rest will take care of itself. So I expected to win. So I knew that I exceled in little league football. I excelled in middle school, I excelled in high school and I had an older brother and I had people that came before me, my high school coaches played in the nfl. They told me exactly what I needed to do. So he went to college. So I knew exactly what I need to do on my part to get a scholarship to play. It was actually to where I got my first scholarship offer and which I ended up going to. That school was university of Toledo.
I went to a camp that they held for rising juniors and rising seniors and I performed well in a, I perform so well they offered me. Um, so it was after my sophomore campaign, which I started on varsity, got moved up to varsity my freshman year in high school, but I started on varsity, um, and led our team and interceptions with a interceptions had a very successful, um, no season that season. So they knew about that. They knew about the other schools that recruited me. So they decided to take action and they offered me. So it was then there was really, you know, it became, uh, a reality that I knew I was going to have a scholar scholars. I mean a college scholarship. I knew that I was going to be that one step closer to my dream. That’s the early years of your high school that that’s going to be a reality. Yes.
So then tell me about your journey to the NFL. My journey to the NFL, like I said, I started at university of Toledo. Um, I went through some adversity there. I had to transfer to Tennessee state. Um, I arrived at Tennessee state, went through some adversity there. Um, had a very successful season senior season where I was runner up the Defensive player of the year all American and worked out for the pro Scouts, had some adversity there. They actually thought our pro day was one day and no one showed up. So I prepare all for this day and was devastated. But one thing in my life always went through adversity. I knew how to keep going. I stayed ready mentally and I worked out for individual teams. Um, and then, you know, I went through the draft process and Pittsburgh called me actually after the draft, um, signed me as an undrafted free agent.
So that journey going, making it to the NFL, um, was one that wasn’t easy. I had to overcome adversity. I had to continue to fight, I had to continue to believe. And a lot of times during that process. There are a lot of guys that’s good enough to make it. But the biggest thing about it when you’re thinking about from a mental standpoint is the adversities opposite you have to go through. Are you still going to believe? Are you still going to have that same faith that you had when everything was going good? And that’s what separates people is the mental aspect. If you make it in division one or even division one AA college and you’re a starter and you’re all conference, you can play at the next level. But mentally, where is your mind at when it’s going to take you to separate yourself, to deal with the adverisities to deal with the things that was going to be thrown at you.
So you can prepare yourself mentally? But then when you get to the Steelers and you’re in Pittsburgh, um, were are you ready? Yes, I was ready. I mean physically I was always gifted at a very young age. I knew that, you know, I had a prototypical size, you know that for the position. But one thing I had that was against me, it was out of my control was being in Pittsburgh at that time, um, it was some guys that came from bigger schools, so to say, when I was at Toledo, I played against Larry Fitzgerald, you know, big Ben Roethlisberger. So I played against the supposedly superior talent and I performed well against them, so the strike against me was coming from a smaller school, historically black college, Tennessee state. And these guys were better than me. So I had to perform much more and that much better than him cause I couldn’t be easing because they’re going to give them the edge when it comes to sports. So I knew I was ready. I perform well. That was my whole life. You know, I, I’ve thought about it. I envisioned myself there way before I even got there, running out of the tunnel, wearing a professional uniform, whatever the case may be. So I was prepared for the moment, like I expected to be there. So it wasn’t like, Oh, I made an NFL looking at me. It was just something that I expected to do as a part of the process. It was supposed to be a part of my life.
So there wasn’t a huge transition that you felt like some, some athletes feel probably going from college to pro, you were already in the mindset that you belonged there?
Yeah, I was in a mindset that I belong and mindset is everything. The biggest different was the mental aspect, like you said, the information that they throw at you. So he threw a lot of information at you. So instead of partying and going out, guess what I did? I went back to the room and I studied, you know, I studied the playbooks. I can make sure I knew it because of me not knowing that. Then I got a quote of saying, I’m not going to lose because of me. A lot of people lose because of them. What that pretty much means is that if you know something required of you that you have to do to be successful, then do it. Don’t be a reason that you can’t be successful or you’re not getting it because of you. So I knew if I had to study the playbook, because I didn’t know it. So I continue to study the playbook and I learned and I actually had it, like I said, and this situation was totally out of my control and when it came down to them deciding to who they wanted to keep going forward.
So what does that look like then? How do you transition then back out of this dream that you’ve had, um, and get in the mindset to like where do you, how do you see yourself at the next step?
Oh, so for me it was a process. So I got released from Pittsburgh, um, and then I had to go home. It was a waiting game. I was devastated, but I knew something was going to come from it. Like I said, every university I use as motivation. So I actually got a tattoo after they released me and I got it on my, uh, left ribbon. It says it’s like a determined face and it says a will to succeed. So instead of, you know, I cry, you know, I’m a man. I cried about it because there was some I really cared about. I didn’t understand the business aspect of it. I thought the best players will play in this and like that. So I had to go back to Nashville, um, and I’ll start working at Budweiser, but I stayed, kept working out and then eventually, you know, Jacksonville called me and then work out and they signed me too as well.
So then what has, how long were you there?
I was in Jacksonville ’06 and then, Oh seven part ’07, I got released and I got frustrated. You know, like, you know what, I know I’m good enough in the business aspect. I just want to play. So I told my agent, um, that, uh, I just want to play. So the CFA offered me a contract to play. So I signed with the Edmonton Eskimos. There were four seasons left in actual, uh, I mean four games left in the season and then Tennessee Titans and the Buffalo bills called my agent and wanted to sign me. And I was like, what? So then they’d even had me out the contract. So I had to go there. I was stuck to CFO, didn’t want to let me out the contract. The business aspect, the business aspect can really mess up sports.
So if you had it to do all over again or what advice do you give a young player in league
You had to be patient. You gotta be ready going through that process. You never know when the NFL is going to cause a business. It’s no take nothing personal. It wasn’t about talent, it was about what teams had a fit in a need. And then also your agent. Your agent must be good to be able to have those relationships. Everything’s about relationships. Thing about sports is people would think that it’s the best people play and knows a lot of it is political. A lot of it’s about relationships. So I encourage the young player to make a lot of relationships with, with, with the people. Um, many people as they can that has connections. Be sure they make a great relationship with their coaches? Cause you never know what could happen at coach. You can get a different job, right? Um, you can. Um, so that’s what I tell the young player to really focus on himself or herself. Uh, control what they can control, right? And as being the best version of you. You can’t control the coaches. You can’t control with team can control the outside environment, but you can control the inside environment which you allow in your mind, what you feed your mind, a process that you actually go through individually to prepare yourself for whatever situation that you embark on. And how you react, how you react, controlling how you react.
So you, you were upset and you still wanted to play and so you let the want to play override your decision to maybe think it through who you could go play for later and be patient. Did your agent ever at one point say, don’t go, don’t go play right now. Wait, these, you know, this season out and see if somebody else?
I think personally he should have did it, but even still, it was my decision. Ultimately, let’s say I wanted to play. I knew I can play, I wanted to play, but if I can do it all over again, um, I really won’t do it. Change anything. Cause you know that me making a decision changed the course of my life. Um, at the same time, you know, I won’t be the man I am today probably. So everything works out how I supposed to work out. Sure. But you know, I would’ve been a lot more patient. I probably would’ve been more patient and waited to the end of the season, you know. So to say, you just never know. You never know. Yeah.
You never know. And when you’re in it, until you look back and see that how things played out. So then that brings us to now you do a lot of different things. You’re an entrepreneur. I know that you like working with kids and helping kids in different things like that. So tell me about some of the things that you’re up to these days, especially here. And you guys are a Frisco family, right?
Yes. Yep. So the transition to how I got to now was after I left the CFL, I got married, um, that summer. So I wanted to the CFL and left CFL and got married that summer. And then three months later my wife got diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Um, so she ended up having to have a foot and half of her small intestine removed. She got down to 79 pounds. She almost died. So actually had a chance to continue to pursue my dream and play. I signed with, uh, uh, arena one team, they folded and I ended up signing with arena two team. So when she first got diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in October, um, the season they started to January, they gave her steroids. She was fine. She wanted to do healthy, she didn’t want to take all this medication and stuff like that.
When they found it, it was too far onset. So the steroids and you know, anything, steroids, prednisone, and knock out anything. So she was fine for a minute and what it was too far on and like I said, so, so she needed to take more of a, a serious approach to it instead of trying to do a naturally more aggressive approach. So to say she was a healthy athlete. Well she ran track, she was athlete, you know, so you know what, from a health standpoint, it didn’t come until later because we didn’t really know. We wasn’t really educated about how important nutrition was. We were told, but we didn’t really listen who’s eating a burger King and McDonald’s before we were going to practice, stuff like that.
That’s a whole another podcast we can talk about. with health and wellness podcast. Yes. But I’m pretty much from that. And then I got a chance to go sign with the arena two team.
I went there, it was, you know, playing well my wife got sick in the hospital and this the time that she um, you know, really gets sick and this when she got down to 79 pounds, so my agent had a workout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At this time I mentally couldn’t go. I had to be there with my wife. And that’s when I decided to walk away from pursuing my dream and be there for her. So it was devastating. I went through a phase to where mentally, you know, I was depressed because I had to be there for her. I had to walk away from my whole life, everything I put to get to this position. And also as a kid, I always grew up and thought about who my wife was going to be and how I was going to take care of my family NFL was going to be the vehicle that I was going to use.
So I put everything into it. So when I had to walk away from it, it was hard. I was devastated. But I kept going forward and I got involved in coaching, right. And I was great at it, but it still wasn’t filling that void. And then I later on got introduced to direct sales and I started being an entrepreneur. And that’s when I found my purpose and my purpose in life was to make individuals or, help individuals become the best version of themselves. So all the way to now to my several businesses and entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial spirit that I have, I targeted on back to those kids and helping kids because I know the things that we’re facing with that society. But also I understand and know that you know, far as, you know, we all been blessed with gifts and ability to be able to do certain things.
And I have a gift to have to be able to relate to the kids and understand and be able to get them to respond by being able to get them to, giving them information and convey it in a way that they can understand it, digest it, and then apply it.
So I understand you’ve worked that out through a series of five different kind of fundamental things, right? So tell me about, tell me about what that is. We created a program, me and my business partner, we created a program called the F5. All right. So when you think about, you think about it, we also have a catchy sand to it. Like Nike has just do it. We have it just F it. So we knew when you’re dealing with kids that’ll be catchey would be some they remember. But we’re using it for a positive and not F it what you guys think. And that’s what I told them. They all started laughing and giggling. Laugh. Cause they at that age, depending on middle school, high school may not laugh. You might have some people that’s immature. These are foundational F’s they can use.
So the first F is faith. And we think about faith, the faith, the word faith of a definition is belief, trust and confidence. And a lot of people right now, especially at that age, um, these young, these young individuals don’t know who they are. They’re trying to find a search yourself. So you need to have faith, they need to believe in themselves. And you’d have confidence in themselves and trusting themselves that they have all the ability inside of them already to be, be who they want to be out of this life. So it’s a quote that I use with that when I break it down to as well.
There’s no enemy. It’s an old African proverb quote where it says, if there’s no enemy within the enemy outside can do you no harm. If there’s no enemy within the enemy outside can do you no harm. So that’s powerful and profound when you think about it. A lot of people struggle because they’re not dealing with the things they’re battling with internally. So getting these kids are very under aged, uh, you know, under a very early age to understand no, no. To have that confidence, to have that belief in yourself that you can do the things that you want to do. You can be the person you want to be. Be confident and trust that and believe that. So that’s faith. And that enemy within thing is, I think that’s important because there are so many kids that I think there’s just something boiling up inside them. And it might just be that they’re letting it, it’s their own doing or their anger or some people think it’s entitlement depending on what their attitude is. But that can really like devastate you because something boiling up inside you can make you look like a different person to people from the outside, the way you treat people or the way you react or if you’re mad all the time or whatever. So I think that’s a huge thing for kids to understand that what’s inside them and what they allow to be inside them makes a huge impact in their life.
Correct. Correct. So a lot of times it’s kids at that age, we look for, when we tend to find ourselves, we look for our environment, we look for people that’s around us and we try to look for validation outside. You know, and one thing even as parents, we can’t give our kids that fill that void. They have to find that from within and understand and know that that what you want to do and what you want accomplish, it’s going to come from within. And if you can control that, you can be, you know, whatever it is that you want to be, you and you, you got to understand that you have a purpose. You’ve been put here to be greater and you know, to do more and bring more to humanity and make humanity better.
Um, so the second F is food. So you think about food we think about from a standpoint of what they actually put in their body. Our bodies, um, you know, need certain things from a nutritional standpoint to actually function correctly. There’s always been ties to carbohydrates, you know, dealing with the fact of, you know, giving the kids injury and messing with the chemical imbalances when it comes to, to their mind what their thinking. So making sure they eating a balanced diet from a food standpoint. But the actual thing, like you said, what are you allowing into your mind?
Food for thought. What are you feeding your mind as far as what are you listening to? Who are you listening to? What are you allowed to control your thoughts? So lot of times are you allowing your emotions, how you feel in that current situation and control your thoughts, you know, are you listening to, are you making sure that when you think of negative things you have some in place to say, Oh no, that’s just a negative thought. It’s just how I’m feeling at a time. Yeah. And shake it off. Are you giving yourself reinforce, you know, re reassurance. Um, and you can tie that into far as what you think in what you’re listening to. The affirmations that we created as well.
So they go in hand with the fitness aspect too as well. So like having a, which is the third F is fitness, which is having a fit body, you know, a act of being fit, meaning you able to move around and be fit physically but also mentally your mindset when you go through adversity. So food for thought and then fit fitness, those go hand in hand because what you put into your body, what you’re doing physically, those two are directly connected. So have affirmations. Like I said, these are affirmations. I say with my son, every morning me and my business partner created, we have a song we created as well. We’re going to sell it on itunes. The kids love it. I played it for him, but it goes like this.
I am strong, I am courageous, I am thankful. I am grateful. I am dominant. I’m a lion. Through your word, I would triumph. I am King. So I lead and I soar with the equals I on purpose. So I’m worth it. I am opulent. I am prosperous.
Wow. So those words are very profound, right? They are very profound and he understand. He knows that. He likes to sing it every morning and we create a song and say, let’s go put in work. Let’s go put in work, let’s go afterwards. And we create it and we rap it or whatever. And the kids is catching. He love it. And so they start bouncing to it and stuff like that. Kids are you talking about that you, you could pay it to the elementary kids, high school kids, middle school kids. Every kid would see it. And you know, they like it. So the thing about, like I said, what are you, what are you visiting to the music now and not feed him anything? Everything is negative, you know, everything is negative. Um, your mindset, you know, when you go through adversity, do you know I’m strong? You know, I can make it do this. I’m courageous, right? Or a lot of kids that we in Frisco area, they don’t even know how great, you know, how blessed they are. I’m thankful. I’m grateful. You know, a lot of kids don’t have what you have. So this reassuring them every single day that you have these blessings, you have all this stuff in front of you or whatever, you are strong. You are courageous. So when you go through adversity, I’m strong. I’m courageous. Adversity is not going to stop you. I love that.
And then the last one, the fourth F is focus. Uh, we’re in middle school, in high school, uh, stay in focus. What is your response? What is their responsibility right now? So I asked the question when I was at school, I said, how many, uh, of you in here pay bills? The only person raised the hand was the teacher. So I said, okay, that’s simple. You keeping the main thing, the main thing being the best son or daughter you can be as you’re student athlete, making sure that you exercise and what you’re doing as well, but also taking care of your grades.
Sure. All right. Keeping the main thing the main thing. You don’t have that many worries, so stop, you know, let other stuff, you know, um, get you off focus. And that’s one of the main things that stop everybody. They focus, they cannot stay focused or whatever. You have a routine, you go to school, you do that, you come home, you do what you’re supposed to do at home. You stay focused on those things. Keeping the main thing, the main thing. And when you stay focused, you understand and know that this is a temporary situation. So don’t never make permanent decisions in a temporary situation. So many times it’s teenagers or whatever. Kids didn’t make permanent decisions based off their emotions and a temporary next steps, temporary situation, stay focus, worry about what you can worry about. Right
Tha’ts a brain thing too for that age. Um, I think it’s something in the front part of the brain where it’s not developed to where they’re thinking a few steps ahead of what the, what the outcomes are going to be to some of their decisions and, and choices that they make.
I mean I think it’s our jobs as parents to recognize and realize that we feed into that too. We speak life to them as a very early age. I think every child has the ability to be able to think like that and be like that if the environment is set that way. Um, so yeah, so a child is going to be taught to which you teach you either, you know, verbally or by example. So it’s very important for, you know, me as a father and even going through this process has helped me become a better father. Cause now I’m conscious even more of everything. And I’m doing because um, you know, I believe in leading by example, you know, sort of says I can’t go around telling these cute to do and then I’m not doing it myself and I have my own kids and I’ve got to walk the walk. Yeah. So that’s that.
And then the last F is fellowship. Fellowship is very important because fellowship is who you around, who you hang around, you know, who’s your circle of influence. We know in business that we know the saying that your network would determine your net worth. But for here, you know, as a kid who you surrounded with and who you around, uh, would determine how high you go in life and how far you go in life. So if you’re not surrounded with great peers, you know, or whatever, and you let own them to influence you wrongly cause you want to fit in, you want to be popular for this temporary situation, which is middle school and high school was this time will pass and you allowing them to, to, to affect you negatively or how are you, are you allowing them affect, you positively motivate you, they’re pushing you to become better. And if it then teaching them, it’s okay if your fellowship is not right and you can’t find nobody, it’s okay to be alone. It’s okay to back up and it’s okay for you to be able to look for people like minded individuals like you.
Oh, that’s hard. It’s is hard. But that’s a good point that sometimes kids feel like the only people in their group bailed on them. Or like when kids come back from summer break and the kids they thought were their friends have changed. Maybe they had a rough summer. They’ve, I dunno, whatever they’re into now. And that’s a scary thing for kids to realize that they got to maybe refresh their circle of friends. Right. So that’s important. Like you said that it’s okay to step back, be by yourself for a second and kind of take a look and reassess who you want to choose to be around you. Right, exactly.
Fellowship is very important, especially at a young age. I mean a lot of people aren’t driven. A lot of people, a lot of the kids don’t know exactly what they want. Um, so they try to find and test different things. But that can be dangerous but also can be positive. You know, how to leverage it and use it. So the biggest thing what happens is kids go from different groups and trying to be different stuff, trying to find themselves all in part of the process. Those are kids who really don’t have the, all the other Fs that I just said. So like now as you can see, the F5 program helps to get them a game plan, bring some attention to, you know, to attention to their situation that actuallys help develop them. And we had created a saying, like I said, so when you’re going through doubt or you don’t believe in yourself, just F it, go back to faith.
Well, what is faith? Yeah. You know, so if you’re going, you’re not feeding yourself positive thoughts and you’re not watching what you put in your body just F it. So we had a saying, okay, I remind myself I need to, I need to F it. I need to call back to the F’s. So now it gives them a foundation and gives them something that they can keep in their mind and also a game plan and a guide to help them. So we have a whole program we can roll out for them, we can come, we can do, um, weekly things. We can come to the school, you know, do extracurricular activities, From a standpoint and stuff. It’s going to actually help them and grow them. The biggest thing right now is, you know, school takes care of the IQ, but then we all know that the EEQ is what really determines how successful you’re going to be in life.
And that’s why mental health is a huge issue. Because a lot of people don’t have the skills to be able to deal with the things they thought life was going to work out. Like when that I got a degree and I’m supposed to get a nice job, but I can’t find a job. Now how do I deal with that? You know, having those [inaudible] skills that help them go through that to be able to understand and recognize and then make sure they help themselves become the best version of themselves so now everything they do outside of that, it’s only adding value to everywhere they go and not taken away from. Yeah,
That’s great. I love that you, um, have this program put together and that you can go to schools and talk to kids or teams or whoever really wants to hear, um, let the kids hear what you have to say. Um, so I also want to say like on Instagram, you’re mr let’s go right?
Yes sir. Let’s go, let’s go. That’s my motivational Brand. Four o’s that’s the foundation. I mean, for us, I’m real big on numbers. So numbers mean something. Yeah. So for as a foundation, mr let’s go is my brand name.
And so you guys can look for him there. And I like that your, I think it was there, I don’t know where I saw this, but you say that a force put you here to impact millions.
Yes. So I believe I’ve been put in play here for a reason and become a force to be able to impact millions. So our goal is to help individuals become a force. So when you are force in the universe and in a force to something that’s powerful, you know some that you know, understand and recognize who he or she is and understand that has a purpose and will not be stopped by any means when it comes to that. So teaching kids and teaching individuals that those will, we have an adult program too as well. So we teach individuals as a whole to become the best version of themselves they can be, become a force, you know, a positive change in this world that we so desperately need.
I love it. Love it. Positivity and motivation. You’re doing some good stuff. Thanks for jumping in the studio with us today and tell us about it.
I’m excited, man. I mean, I’m excited. I’m passionate about it. I’m 2020s, you know, it was fast, rapidly approaching and I mean, I’m excited to impact some lives and change some lives and, and go forward with this F five and really push this movement.
Good deal. And I know your wife impacts the lives too. She’s an educator and a coach here in Frisco, right?
Yes. She is a coach educator. We have a powerful stories. There’s some that we’ll be doing, um, longterm together. I mean, she has that educational background, so she really understands and she resonates well with the kids. She has a gift, um, as well too. So we’re in position to really impact and that’s the, that’s the thing to go to make better, you know, better individuals, period, you know, and, and, and have a solution to the problems that’s going on right now, which is the huge epidemic is mental health.
Yeah. And that’s what I want to attack. Yeah. And that’s what it’s all about, helping one to however many millions, however many people you can talk to and help them through, especially young people, to help them through whatever they’re going through at the time, and just get to the other side of that. Make a better individual. So thanks for everything you’re doing. Thanks for coming in. Thank you for having me.