"Grit and Grind." - CJ Anderson
Pro Bowl and Super Bowl-winning NFL running back, CJ Anderson, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast.
From being named to a Pro Bowl team to winning a Super Bowl, CJ Anderson has had so much success as a professional football player in the NFL, but he's never had it easy and went un-drafted before being signed to the Denver Broncos. CJ grew up in a tough part of Northern California where he witnessed first-hand how drugs and violence could tear apart families, and where the life expectancy of his peers was less than 30 years old. Football was his outlet, but despite having a phenomenal high school career, he had to go to Junior College before transferring to University of California Berkeley on a football scholarship. It was at this turning point, and with some help from his high school coach, when CJ formed the mindset he uses today and when he decided to live a clean and sober life.
In this conversation, CJ graciously shares how he chose a clean path, despite growing up around drugs, alcohol, and violence. He shares how he developed his mindset and the most important questions to ask yourself when you need perspective. CJ also pulls back the curtain on his darkest lows and highest highs, illustrating how we ALL have greatness and potential in us no matter what we've been through.
CJ's WORDS OF WISDOM
"Grit and Grind."
"If you don't like the way something is going, fix it."
"What are YOU doing to fix what you're not happy with?
"Enjoy what you do. When you enjoy and care about what you do, everything else becomes natural. You can be yourself fully."
CJ's CHARITABLE WORK
CJ's foundation: Dreams Never Die Foundation - provides academic and athletic resources for inner city kids. CJ is passionate about exposing young inner city kids to expansive possibilities.
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