Challenge and adversity can come up when we least expect it. One way we can prepare is by changing our mindset and how we react to it.
So, how do we overcome challenges and find the positives?
Tune into this episode of Constant Smiles, where Dr. Rich Constantine and Elijah Desmond speak with Devin Jordan about his impressive career and dedication to helping others.
Devin Jordan is an assistant football coach at the University of Akron, the founder of Beyond The Game non-profit organization and one of the exclusive motivational speakers for The Ohio State University Alumni association.
He has a passion of enriching the lives of young people and giving back to the community. As a former student athlete and current college football coach for the University of Akron, and with over 10 years of college football coaching experience, he understands that a kid’s first experience with sports is vital to whether they continue on with them. Devin states that “it’s imperative to teach our youth that there is MORE to gain from sports than just playing the game. This is the purpose of Beyond The Game.”
Devin was a highly recruited football prospect coming out of Massillon Washington high school and was blessed to receive a full ride scholarship to play at THE Ohio State University. He had dreams and the talent to make it to the NFL. One day, however, that dream was cut short due to injury. Because Devin had a strong foundation of academics, he was still able to finish his college career with a degree in Human Ecology. After college, Devin worked for big-name companies, such as Nationwide Insurance and Chase Bank, before eventually getting the opportunity to pursue his passion: coaching college football and working with the youth!
Listen to how Devin built his inspiring non-profit, and how he overcomes challenges and channels them into helping others.
In this episode, we find out:
- How Devin got into college football coaching
- His approach to pushing through and not giving up
- Devin’s thoughts on coaches and mentors
- How he started his non-profit and overcame all the challenges that came with it
- Resources and inspiring mentors that Devin uses to stay positive
- Devin’s tips for maintaining positive habits every day
- Devin shares who he thinks would make a great guest for the next Constant Smiles podcast
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