34 episodes

Sports are such a big part of all of our lives. From the big plays to the unforgettable games, they continue to inspire us in unimaginable ways. But what happens to the athletes, the warriors and heroes of our time, when the game is finally over and the sport they love and worked their entire lives pursuing greatness at, continues on without them? How do they cope with the transition? How do they find purpose, reclaim their identity, and work towards a vision of the future? As a former professional athlete, playing in the NFL for 8 seasons, I know the unique challenges that these athletes face. On this podcast, these athletes will share their stories and how they navigate... Life Beyond The Game.

Life Beyond the Game Joe Hawley

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Sports are such a big part of all of our lives. From the big plays to the unforgettable games, they continue to inspire us in unimaginable ways. But what happens to the athletes, the warriors and heroes of our time, when the game is finally over and the sport they love and worked their entire lives pursuing greatness at, continues on without them? How do they cope with the transition? How do they find purpose, reclaim their identity, and work towards a vision of the future? As a former professional athlete, playing in the NFL for 8 seasons, I know the unique challenges that these athletes face. On this podcast, these athletes will share their stories and how they navigate... Life Beyond The Game.

    Dr. Chris Nowinski || Concussion, CTE, and the Future of Sports

    Dr. Chris Nowinski || Concussion, CTE, and the Future of Sports

    Welcome to the last episode of Life Beyond the Game! Don’t worry, we’re not really going anywhere, just merging with my other podcast Quantum Coffee. As we gain more clarity on the healing we want to bring to the world, we’ve decided to merge the podcasts and make them more accessible for everyone. So if you’re not already, go subscribe to Quantum Coffee, and strap in for some amazing conversations!



    This week we have Dr. Chris Nowinski on the podcast



    Dr. Chris Nowinski is CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and a social entrepreneur leading a global conversation on concussions, CTE, and the future of sports. An All-Ivy Harvard football player-turned WWE professional wrestler-turned neuroscientist, he discovered the concussion crisis the hard way. A 2003 kick to the chin in a WWE match ended his career, causing post-concussion syndrome and sending him on a journey where he uncovered a public health conspiracy that continues to cost lives.



    In this episode, Dr. Chris and I discuss the journey that brought him into the world of concussion and CTE research. We talk about the differences and confusion around concussion and CTE and what the science has been revealing over the last few years. We also dive into the NFL, and how big business and money is a resistant force in spreading this research and saving lives. Any current or former players, as well as anyone who wants to be proactive about their brain health, is going to get a lot our of this one!





    Connect with Dr. Chris Nowinski:

    Twitter | @ChrisNowinski1

    Instagram | @ConcussionFoundation

    Facebook |@ConcussionFoundation

    Website | ConcussionFoundation.org



    Connect with Joe

    Website | www.joe-hawley.com

    Website | The Härt Collective

    LinkedIn | Joe Hawley

    Instagram | @joe.hawley



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Cameron Lynch || Finding Success Through Transition

    Cameron Lynch || Finding Success Through Transition

    This week we have my friend Cameron Lynch on the podcast!

    Cameron played linebacker for the Rams and the Buccaneers. After his playing days in the NFL, Cameron launched a media consulting and production company called HeartWork Media, and has grown his career in broadcasting as well to land opportunities as a color commentator with Florida International University Football and the In-Game host for SB LV with NFL Redzone Host, Scott Hanson. Cameron’s next steps are directed to Silicon Valley, where he will be joining VISA and the inaugural NFL Players in their Business Development Program.

    In this episode, Cameron shares how he made such a smooth transition from the NFL. By taking full advantage of his resources, planning for his future, and cultivating a parallel career mindset, Cam was ready for the next chapter when it was time to step away. Any current or former professional athletes can use his journey as a blueprint for transition



    Connect with Cameron

    Instagram | @cameronlynch50

    Twitter | @cameronlynch50

    Website | Heartworkmedia.com

    Instagram | @heartwork_media

    Twitter | @heartworkmedia1





    Connect with Joe

    Website | www.joe-hawley.com

    Website | The Härt Collective

    LinkedIn | Joe Hawley

    Instagram | @joe.hawley



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    • 50 min
    Obafemi Ayanbadejo || Reinventing Yourself and Letting Your Imagination Run Wild

    Obafemi Ayanbadejo || Reinventing Yourself and Letting Your Imagination Run Wild

    This week we have Obafemi Ayanbadejo on the show! Obafemi is a former NFL running back, fullback and special teams player. He was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 1997.

    In this episode, Obafemi and I dive into his long NFL career and how he used discipline and hard work to find success at the highest level. We also get into Obafemi’s transition out of the league and how he has used the discipline and self awareness that he cultivated in the league to reinvent himself and build a career in technology and human optimization. Obafemi is an amazing example of someone who has been able to consciously transition and find purpose and meaning outside of professional sports. I know you’re going to love this one!


    Tools and works discussed in this episode:
    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

    Connect with Obafemi
    Instagram | @obafemi30
    Twitter | @Obafemi30
    Website | HealthReel.com


    Connect with Joe
    Website | www.joe-hawley.com
    Website | The Härt Collective
    LinkedIn | Joe Hawley
    Instagram | @joe.hawley

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    Hart Collective Retreats: https://www.thehartcollective.com/events

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    Former pro athlete? Looking for community? You're not alone. Check out The Härt Collective.

    Check out my reality based podcast, Love 'n Life

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Prince Daniels Jr. || Mastering the Balance Between Power and Peace

    Prince Daniels Jr. || Mastering the Balance Between Power and Peace

    This week we have Prince Daniels Jr. on the podcast. Some call him half human, half monk, Prince Daniels Jr. is a former NFL Running back and high performance mentor who works with high achievers and athletes to unlock their peak performance. He is the author of Mindfulness for the Ultimate Athlete: Mastering the Balance Between Power and Peace and the creator of the Unlocking your Peak Performance masterclass. Prince is also the founder of Game Beyond the Game, an ecosystem helping athletes find their purpose and vision in life beyond the game.

    In this incredible episode, Prince and I start by discussing his athletic journey, from walk-on at Georgia Tech to the NFL and the discipline he cultivated along the way. We then dive into the struggle that came from letting go of his childhood dream, the suicidal ideations that came with it, and how he brought himself back to life through meditation. We dive deep into Prince’s time at a Monastery and the life lessons he has brought back with him


    Connect with Prince:
    Website | www.princedanielsjr.com
    Personal Instagram | @princeadjr
    Personal Facebook | @princeadjr
    Business Instagram | @gamebeyondthegame
    LinkedIn | Prince Daniels, Jr.
    YouTube | Prince Daniels, Jr

    Connect with Joe
    Website | www.joe-hawley.com
    Website | The Härt Collective
    LinkedIn | Joe Hawley
    Instagram | @joe.hawley

    Sign up for the Härt Collective Newsletter: https://www.thehartcollective.com/contact

    Hart Collective Retreats: https://www.thehartcollective.com/events

    Looking for remote work? Check out growmotely

    Former pro athlete? Looking for community? You're not alone. Check out The Härt Collective.

    Check out my reality based podcast, Love 'n Life

    Check out Quantum Coffee, where he brings on guests to discuss the unanswerable questions of the Universe

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Justin Roethlingshoefer || Managing And Optimizing Your Energy

    Justin Roethlingshoefer || Managing And Optimizing Your Energy

    This week we have Justin Roethlingshoefer on the podcast

    Justin Roethlingshoefer has 12+ years in the Sport Performance, Sport Science, Health, Nutrition & Fitness field. He has worked as a head strength coach in the NCAA and NHL, and runs a private camp for pro hockey players. Justin is the author of three books on mindset, body development & fitness that have been Amazon best sellers for their category and has spoken on international stages along with 2 TEDx talks. As founder of Own It, he and his team work with over 5000 people globally to help manage energy and optimize performance to enhance people to win consistently.

    In this episode, Justin and I discuss the work he is doing with HRV and the discoveries he is making for athletic optimization. We also cover how we can manage our energy, stick to our values, and make difficult decisions in our lives

    Connect with Justin
    Instagram | @justinroeth
    Offer | Master Your Wearable in 6 Minutes
    Business Website | Justownit.co
    Personal Website | www.justinroethlingshoefer.com

    Connect with Joe
    Website | www.joe-hawley.com
    Website | The Härt Collective
    LinkedIn | Joe Hawley
    Instagram | @joe.hawley

    Sign up for the Härt Collective Newsletter: https://www.thehartcollective.com/contact

    Hart Collective Retreats: https://www.thehartcollective.com/events

    Looking for remote work? Check out growmotely

    Former pro athlete? Looking for community? You're not alone. Check out The Härt Collective.

    Check out my reality based podcast, Love 'n Life

    Check out Quantum Coffee, where he brings on guests to discuss the unanswerable questions of the Universe

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    • 56 min
    Jordan Bible || Psychotherapy Interventions: How Psilocybin Can Help Heal the Brain

    Jordan Bible || Psychotherapy Interventions: How Psilocybin Can Help Heal the Brain

    This week we have Jordan Bible on the podcast. Jordan is currently a Graduate Student at The University of Denver in the school for professional psychology. Under the paradigm of sports psychology he is finishing his capstone project for the sports coaching program. Jordan hopes that his capstone project on psilocybin-assisted therapies for elite American Football players can notify the sense of urgency for a resolution to the CTE epidemic.



    In this episode, we discussed:

    Jordan’s early athletic career and his experience with depression when it ended
    Jordan’s experience with yoga and how it opened him up to his spirituality
    How can we help athlete’s through the transition process
    The control and the programming that takes place in professional sports
    The power of psychedelics, how it can improve quality of life, and their place in the collective awakening of the world
    The power of the platform of professional sports




    Tools and works discussed in this episode:



    Psychotherapy Interventions - Jordan Bible
    Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression
    The Immortality Key - Brian C. Muraresku


    Connect with Jordan

    Website | unlimitedsciences.org

    Instagram | @madd_psycientist



    Connect with Joe

    Website | www.joe-hawley.com

    Website | The Härt Collective

    LinkedIn | Joe Hawley

    Instagram | @joe.hawley



    Sign up for the Härt Collective Newsletter: https://www.thehartcollective.com/contact



    Hart Collective Retreats: https://www.thehartcollective.com/events



    Looking for remote work? Check out growmotely



    Former pro athlete? Looking for community? You're not alone. Check out The Härt Collective.



    Check out my reality based podcast, Love 'n Life



    Check out Quantum Coffee, where he brings on guests to discuss the unanswerable questions of the Universe



    If You Enjoy This Show Please Subscribe and Give Us a 5-Star Rating ★★★★★ and Review on Apple Podcasts

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

caleb_campbell ,

First Class All Around

I love the work that Joe is doing and I honor him for saying yes to life’s invitation inviting him into a deeper, more expansive way of life. This journey takes courage and by showing up and leaning into his own shadows, Joe is inevitably creating the space for others to do the same—myself included .

Sebastian Engstrom ,

Valuable Pro Athlete Insights

Joe and his guests bring it, by opening up, getting real, raw and vulnerable, and truly sharing what life is like as a pro athlete and the life after. Highly recommend!

Gerald Gruenig ,

Former College athlete enjoying the podcast

I’ve listened to a handful of episodes, and I’m really enjoying them! As a former D1 college football player it’s nice to reminisce and hear discussions about letting go of the game you’ve given so much of your life to. Thanks Joe.

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