Insights From a Career in the NFL – Jedidiah Collins
Jedidiah Collins is the “Fullback of Finance.” After a successful career in the NFL, he’s on a mission to empower one million people to own their financial stories.
There are 380,000 collegiate athletes, yet only 1% percent of them make it to a professional level.
Despite having success in college, Jed knew it would be challenging to make it as a pro.
But that didn’t stop him.
It wasn’t a smooth ride by any means, and he shares his story of getting cut over and over again before finally landing a starting role for the Super Bowl-defending New Orleans Saints.
Not only did he become a starter, he was even named to the Pro Bowl team.
Jed was part of what he calls the “Breakfast Club,” when he would be one of the first people in the locker room learning and understanding what it takes to be a peak performer.
A consistent theme for Jed is he was able to steal success from each of the organizations he was a part of. We get a first-row seat to hear the fascinating stories of how he learned from iconic athletes like Drew Brees.
After realizing that only 30% of retired NFL athletes walk away with their financial dream still intact, Jed decided to become a Certified Financial Planner during the off-season.
On the show, we cover a lot of ground, including why thoughts are things, the difference between external and internal success, why repetition matters, how to silence the voice of quit, and why we should focus on most vs now.
A the core of Jed’s philosophy is a belief that we must eliminate potential.
Jed has a winning mindset and shares how one-on-one basketball competitions with his brothers as a kid made an impact on his entire life. We also learned why he feels his greatest asset is his lifelong habit of journaling.
Links and Resources:
03:10 NFL Fullback
07:57 Ball Four by Jim Bouton
20:40 “Silencing the voice of quit”
28:15 “You don’t lose until you quit”
32:24 “Successful people do not sacrifice, they prioritize”
You can find Jed:
Jed’s course: https://your-money-vehicle.teachable.com/p/home
Personal website: https://jedidiahcollins.com/
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This is an encore episode and was originally published on August 3, 2020