Episode S2E17: Show Notes.
If you are a Broncos fan, today’s guest needs no introduction. From catching Peyton Manning’s last pass in Super Bowl 50 to being an unsigned free agent, running his football camp for young teens, writing a book, and coaching executives, Bennie Fowler is constantly on the top of his game and, in today’s episode, he shares his playbook for success for all humans, especially those in the tech sector. He began his career as an undrafted free agent, signed by the Denver Broncos in 2014, spending four years with them, and forming a part of the Super Bowl 50 Championship team in 2016. Bennie played college football at Michigan State University where he was a member of the 2014 Rose Bowl Championship team, and he holds the Bennie Fowler Youth Football Camp in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, every year. He is an in-demand speaker as part of the NFL Speaker Bureau and the author of Silver Spoon: The Imperfect Guide to Success, as well as the host of the Quiet Time Podcast. Tune in today to hear Bennie’s insights and advice for honing your vision, looking beyond your goals, and playing to win!
Key Points From This Episode:
- The character traits of successful people, including discipline, vision, respect, and honesty.
- How Bennie used his clear vision to achieve the goals that seemed unattainable.
- Overcoming limiting beliefs, learning from your mistakes, and ensuring that the story you tell yourself honors who you really are.
- The importance of becoming self-aware and working through your fears.
- Getting your mind in the game; how to stop playing not to lose and start playing to win.
- Bennie challenges listeners: what would you do if you knew you could not fail?
- Hear about the Bennie Fowler Youth Football Camp, giving kids the chance to interact with and learn from professional athletes.
- Why Bennie believes that life is all about the service of others.
- A key takeaway from Bennie’s book, Silver Spoon: there is no perfect path to success.
- Resourcefulness, perseverance, and hard work will get you where you want to go.
- People that inspired Bennie on his journey, like his parents and his brother.
- Learn about the executive coaching that Bennie provides for entrepreneurs and CEOs.
- Bennie describes the experience of catching the last pass of Peyton Manning’s career.
- Final words of encouragement: the biggest room in the world is room for improvement.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Bennie Fowler on LinkedIn
Bennie Fowler on Twitter
Quiet Time Podcast
Be the Hero
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Flameproof: Your Anti-Burnout Guidebook
MOJO Maker for Womxn in Tech on Facebook
MOJO Maker for Womxn in Tech on Instagram
MOJO Maker for Womxn in Tech on LinkedIn