Darren Prince ON: Imposter Syndrome, Substance Abuse & the Road to Recovery
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Darren Prince sits down with Jay Shetty to talk about his freeing journey from addiction. They discuss how the substance abuse started, the effects it had on him and his family, the many hurdles along the way as he tried to break free from it, and the stories of the lives he touched and helped save. 

Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he represents icons such as Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase, and the late Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali to name a few. Through his new cause, he has become a sought after speaker on addiction recovery and mental health.

What We Discuss with Darren:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 03:46 Growing up with a crippling anxiety 
  • 06:16 The Impostor syndrome grew deeper over the years
  • 09:14 Realizing the addiction was getting bad
  • 13:04 At 14, came the first taste of addiction
  • 17:01 Youth should have access to a trusted teacher or a guidance counselor
  • 21:52 When you are just a shell of yourself
  • 28:08 How addiction affects the people around you
  • 31:35 Helping others recover when you’re still battling addiction 
  • 32:35 Recovery isn't based on promotion, it's based on attraction
  • 37:58 Addiction and substance abuse is not getting the coverage that it should
  • 40:38 Your God-Managed Coincidences (GMC)
  • 42:34 It can be therapeutic to look back into your past self
  • 46:34 The story of a father who can see his kids again
  • 49:34 Making a connection is all about the energy you put into it
  • 53:43 A story of several 99 days relapse
  • 58:38 Darren on Final Five
  • 01:00:43 People can send help to Aiming High Foundation

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