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Imagine what it takes to reach the pinnacle of any profession. We’re not just talking about the top 5-10%, but fractions of that. Now add that this business is composed of the largest, fastest, and most explosive athletes on the planet, competing in a collision sport where success and failure are determined in split seconds. Oh, did we mention that millions of dollars are on the line?

Today, we are joined by someone who was not just a part of that elite club but reached the highest highs—from the trenches. In the 1st Round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Dontari Poe with the 11th overall pick. Over the next nine seasons, Poe became an All-Pro Defensive Lineman, wreaking havoc on backfields across the league. His journey began long before he became a pro, and today he shares some timeless and invaluable lessons he learned along the way. This show is like our workshops: uncut, uncensored, and 100% real. PARENTAL ADVISORY for a few instances of coarse language.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The truth about mental toughness, common myths, and how to cut through the BS
  • How to avoid letting our environment dictate who we become
  • The importance of setting boundaries when helping others
  • What it takes to ensure we’re at our best in our biggest moments

We want to thank Dontari for joining us and answering one of our listener’s questions. If you have something you’d like us to address on a future podcast, please let us know!  You can reach us directly at or submit your questions HERE.

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