39 min

Showing Up for Others: Life Isn't a Spectator Sport Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

    • Entrepreneurship

Rodney Flowers was a young, healthy athlete with dreams of a future in the NFL, until at age 15, he experienced a football injury that left him paralyzed. Doctors told him that he would never walk again. 
But Rodney didn’t give up here.
Instead, he made a conscious decision to transform his destiny. Step by step, with faith, perseverance and an unwavering belief in himself, he achieved his goal.
 
Today, Rodney is no longer confined to a wheelchair and is an internationally recognized Transformational Speaker. He travels the world coaching individuals, groups, businesses and organizations alike, to share his story and teach the principles that inspire and motivate people to overcome challenges, find strength in adversity, and never give up on their dreams and aspirations!
Looking to get empowered and strengthened to live out your purpose and face challenges? Tune into the episode, this is one you can't miss.
 
[00:01 - 4:29] Opening Segment
 
I introduce Rodney Flowers Quick bio Rodney shares his incredible story Loving football as a kid  Injury at 15 leading to paralysis  He was told he would never walk again Going from discouragement to a shift in mindset Facing the trauma head on to set an example [04:30 - 16:30] Taking on the Responsibility of Overcoming Challenges
Rodney dives deeper into his pivot to a positive mindset Realizing and labelling the real source of pain  Going on an internal search for hope  Asking ‘what if?’ questions Deciding to be an overcomer Accepting challenges as a responsibility  The ‘Game Changing Mentality’ Are you alive and breathing?  You are in the game of life  You WILL face opposition   Your mentality is what decides your outcomes  The universe gives you opportunities to rise  How to win the Game of Life Facing disappointment without discouragement  Developing game winning techniques  Don’t run away from the challenge Always seek the better version of yourself Practice gratitude  
[16:31 -  26:21]Become Who You Need to Be
Rodney talks about staying power  Today he is able to walk on crutches  The process is always ongoing  The story of falling on the hill  No shortcuts in life  Inspiring others to take their hills  You have to go through the pain to become who you need to be ‘The Joy of Becoming’ The importance of legacy Looking for positivity? Subscribe to our Newsletter to find joy and wonder in your inbox [26:22 - 36:09] Getting Better at the Game of Life
Rodney’s thoughts on leaving a legacy What are you going to use your gift for? Fulfilling your given purpose  Purpose fuels happiness in life  Consume what serves you best  Focus on what build you up  Leave the things that tear you down You can only give what you already have  You need to play the game to learn  Players vs. spectators  Resilience is a skill that can be learned Challenges are opportunities to be a better player  
[36:10 - 39:08] Closing Segment
Keep an eye out for Part 2 with Rodney Flowers  How to connect with Rodney Links below  Final announcements   
Tweetable Quotes:
“I was given this challenge, this trauma, this resistance, this opposition, but I wasn’t given it for the purpose of being defeated, I was given it for the purpose of overcoming it. So it became a gift.” - Rodney Flowers
“I still have what many would consider a disability, but I am, by far, not disabled; because I’m living in my purpose.” - Rodney Flowers 
“You want to develop resiliency, resilience skills before you need them… by constantly putting yourself in a position to be a greater version of yourself, to challenge yourself.” - Rodney Flowers
Resources Mentioned:
Links:
Tedx Adam Grant: How to Stop Languishing and Start Finding Flow  
Podcast:
Game Changer Mentality Podcast with Rodney Flowers  
Connect with Rodney on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can also email Rodney dire

Rodney Flowers was a young, healthy athlete with dreams of a future in the NFL, until at age 15, he experienced a football injury that left him paralyzed. Doctors told him that he would never walk again. 
But Rodney didn’t give up here.
Instead, he made a conscious decision to transform his destiny. Step by step, with faith, perseverance and an unwavering belief in himself, he achieved his goal.
 
Today, Rodney is no longer confined to a wheelchair and is an internationally recognized Transformational Speaker. He travels the world coaching individuals, groups, businesses and organizations alike, to share his story and teach the principles that inspire and motivate people to overcome challenges, find strength in adversity, and never give up on their dreams and aspirations!
Looking to get empowered and strengthened to live out your purpose and face challenges? Tune into the episode, this is one you can't miss.
 
[00:01 - 4:29] Opening Segment
 
I introduce Rodney Flowers Quick bio Rodney shares his incredible story Loving football as a kid  Injury at 15 leading to paralysis  He was told he would never walk again Going from discouragement to a shift in mindset Facing the trauma head on to set an example [04:30 - 16:30] Taking on the Responsibility of Overcoming Challenges
Rodney dives deeper into his pivot to a positive mindset Realizing and labelling the real source of pain  Going on an internal search for hope  Asking ‘what if?’ questions Deciding to be an overcomer Accepting challenges as a responsibility  The ‘Game Changing Mentality’ Are you alive and breathing?  You are in the game of life  You WILL face opposition   Your mentality is what decides your outcomes  The universe gives you opportunities to rise  How to win the Game of Life Facing disappointment without discouragement  Developing game winning techniques  Don’t run away from the challenge Always seek the better version of yourself Practice gratitude  
[16:31 -  26:21]Become Who You Need to Be
Rodney talks about staying power  Today he is able to walk on crutches  The process is always ongoing  The story of falling on the hill  No shortcuts in life  Inspiring others to take their hills  You have to go through the pain to become who you need to be ‘The Joy of Becoming’ The importance of legacy Looking for positivity? Subscribe to our Newsletter to find joy and wonder in your inbox [26:22 - 36:09] Getting Better at the Game of Life
Rodney’s thoughts on leaving a legacy What are you going to use your gift for? Fulfilling your given purpose  Purpose fuels happiness in life  Consume what serves you best  Focus on what build you up  Leave the things that tear you down You can only give what you already have  You need to play the game to learn  Players vs. spectators  Resilience is a skill that can be learned Challenges are opportunities to be a better player  
[36:10 - 39:08] Closing Segment
Keep an eye out for Part 2 with Rodney Flowers  How to connect with Rodney Links below  Final announcements   
Tweetable Quotes:
“I was given this challenge, this trauma, this resistance, this opposition, but I wasn’t given it for the purpose of being defeated, I was given it for the purpose of overcoming it. So it became a gift.” - Rodney Flowers
“I still have what many would consider a disability, but I am, by far, not disabled; because I’m living in my purpose.” - Rodney Flowers 
“You want to develop resiliency, resilience skills before you need them… by constantly putting yourself in a position to be a greater version of yourself, to challenge yourself.” - Rodney Flowers
Resources Mentioned:
Links:
Tedx Adam Grant: How to Stop Languishing and Start Finding Flow  
Podcast:
Game Changer Mentality Podcast with Rodney Flowers  
Connect with Rodney on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can also email Rodney dire

39 min