Jan 16, 2019
It’s hard for
Cory Procter to
not have a good time. In between his motivational and leadership
speaker events, spending time with his family and playing the
drums, this former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys, the Miami
Dolphins and the Detroit Lions, helps others lock into their own
power. He talks about his career as an NFL superstar and what he
learned while in the trenches. He shares the transition from
football to redefine himself as a mentor and coach for the next
generation. Cory breaks down common behaviors that drive
excellence, and how to use emotions as a tool.
[3:15] Cory spent six years in
the National Football League as an interior offensive lineman,
splitting his time between the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, and
[3:30] Cory applied his love and
knowledge of human behavior and psychology to all areas of life,
including in business and leadership. One of his key motivations is
to help other athletes learn how to invest their money
[7:38] Our results reflect
where our attention is. When you cut the noise and distractions out
of your life and focus on success, you see new opportunities that
may have been previously out of sight.
[11:46] Great leaders choose
carefully who they bring into their team. They build a network
around them of others that are high value, rooting for the greater
good of the mission, and humble.
[13:57] Cory works with athletes
on developing a secondary career, passion or hobby so they have
something to fall back on when transitioning out of a career as an
[16:50] Great leaders know how
to lead, but also know when to let others shine and pitch in.
Letting go of control is equated with power.
[20:23] Faith is an important
part of Cory’s foundation. It provides him with trust in the bigger
picture, and allows him to take blessings, fortune and fame with
humility and gratitude.
[26:44] Leaders are
multidimensional. In a given day, there will be many mindsets and
perspectives to deal with and the more knowledge you have, the
better prepared you are to handle all of them.
[30:41] Show up every day with
consisenty and grit. Cory recommends finding something you are
passionate about, and sticking with it for a long time. Play the
[34:29] Identify your own
values. It’s important to have emotions, but not let them dictate
our actions and next steps. We want emotional leaders, but we
shouldn’t let our emotions be detrimental to success.
had a great work ethic, but I had to teach myself the why and the
you want to be the leader, you have to cut out the distractions and
focus your attention.”
a conscious decision to focus on your goal.”
leaders, we need to choose wisely who we bring in, and then develop
can’t handle everything, and we can utilize other people’s strength
- “Faith lets humility into
you win a battle, you graduate to bigger battles.”
- “Leaders are indicators, not
we are overflowing with information, we give in a massive way to
safest approach is the fastest way to obscurity.”
TLP #55 Playing it safe? You’re
Going to Get Crushed Like a ripe August tomato!
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