224 episodes

I help athletes discover their new identity and life's direction after sports. I believe that what drove us in athletics, still drives us now. All it takes is a little guidance, and a push in the right direction.

It's become my personal mission to reach out and help others overcome the fear, frustration, and uncertainty associated with life post-athletics.

The question to ask oneself after hanging up the jersey isn’t: “who am I now?” The question is: “who do I want to become, and why?”

Thrive After Sports w/ Taj Dashaun Taj Dashaun

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

I help athletes discover their new identity and life's direction after sports. I believe that what drove us in athletics, still drives us now. All it takes is a little guidance, and a push in the right direction.

It's become my personal mission to reach out and help others overcome the fear, frustration, and uncertainty associated with life post-athletics.

The question to ask oneself after hanging up the jersey isn’t: “who am I now?” The question is: “who do I want to become, and why?”

    224. Nate Boyer | Merging Veterans & Athletes

    224. Nate Boyer | Merging Veterans & Athletes

    Nate Boyer is a former United States Army Green Beret, retired football player, actor and director. After serving six years and multiple tours for the Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Nate played college football as a walk-on at the University of Texas despite never having played a down of organized football in his life. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an un-drafted free agent in 2015.



    He delivers an outstanding directorial debut with his new movie, "MVP". The film is based on the true story of the formation of Merging Vets & Players (MVP), a nonprofit founded by Nate Boyer and Fox Sports NFL Insider, Jay Glazer.



    Watch the MVP Trailer here: https://youtu.be/qztNOSLdz0s



    Learn more about Merging Vets and Players here: https://vetsandplayers.org/



    Follow Nate on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/nateboyer37/



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    Watch the full interview on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/R0mbC_mdaHw



    Visit https://www.tajdashaun.com/ for access to FREE coaching, and free resources for current and former athletes.



    Order all of my books here: https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks



    Follow me on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun/



    Connect with me on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #thriveaftersports #formerathlete #lifeaftersports #athletelife #career #veterans

    • 44 min
    223. Ryan Mundy | Creating Generational Health

    223. Ryan Mundy | Creating Generational Health

    Today I’m joined by Ryan Mundy - Super Bowl Champion, pioneer mental health advocate, and founder of Alkeme Health. We talk trough Ryan's transition out of the NFL, and what led him to founding a company that is well on the way to being the top black wellness brand in the world.



    Make sure you hit subscribe and leave a review, it helps us more than you know!



    Watch the full interview on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/XxCCpWZoM18



    Connect with Ryan on IG: @ryangmundy



    Follow Alkeme Health on IG: @alkemehealth



    Sign up for Alkeme Health for FREE by visiting: https://alkemehealth.com/



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Visit https://www.tajdashaun.com/ for access to FREE coaching, and free resources for current and former athletes.



    Order all of my books here: https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks



    Follow me on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun/



    Connect with me on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #thriveaftersports #formerathlete #lifeaftersports #athletelife #career #mentalhealth #nfl

    • 51 min
    222. Taylor Burner | Certified WNBA Agent 🏀💸 | Founder + CEO of Agency 3-2

    222. Taylor Burner | Certified WNBA Agent 🏀💸 | Founder + CEO of Agency 3-2

    Taylor Burner, is the founder of Agency 3-2, an integrated marketing firm that represents a roster of sports and entertainment talent as well as 360 marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 brands. 



    Taylor is utilizing her experience as a seasoned overseas professional basketball player and marketing professional to develop creative branding campaigns. Her client roster includes Nike, Jordan Brand, Draftkings, Coach Sydney Carter, Chloe Pavlech, DiJonai Carrington, and more.



    Follow Taylor on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/_taylorjae_/



    Follow Agency 3-2 here: https://www.instagram.com/agency3_2/



    Watch the full interview on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/lHwmlOPeOLk



    Visit https://www.tajdashaun.com/ for access to FREE coaching, and free resources for current and former athletes.



    Order all of my books here: https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks



    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun/



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #WNBA #agent #founder # NBA #branding #marketing #NCAA #life #career #entrepreneurship #transformation #passion #mindfulness #purpose #sports #football #basketball #business #coaching #transition #lifeaftersports #thriveaftersports #student #athlete #mentalhealth #adapt #identity #formerathlete

    • 42 min
    221. Coach John Mosley | Star of Netflix's 'Last Chance U'

    221. Coach John Mosley | Star of Netflix's 'Last Chance U'

    Coach John Mosley is the head basketball coach at East Los Angeles College. He's also the star in seasons 1 & 2 the Netflix original series, Last Chance U (Basketball)



    Connect with Coach Mosley on his website here: https://coachjohnmosley.com/



    Follow Coach Mosley on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/coachjohnmosley/



    Watch my full interview with Coach Mosley on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Ajdc_gQEKnE



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Visit https://www.tajdashaun.com/ for access to FREE coaching, and free resources for current and former athletes.



    Order all of my books here: https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks



    Follow me on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun/



    Connect with me on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #marchmadness #lastchanceu #netflix #basketball #thriveaftersports #formerathlete #lifeaftersports #athletelife #career

    • 45 min
    220. "Thriving in Life After Sports" | Team Sidelined Podcast w/ Christine Pinalto

    220. "Thriving in Life After Sports" | Team Sidelined Podcast w/ Christine Pinalto

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    Show Notes:

    (3:32)  Taj’s own pitfalls and triumphs in athletic retirement 



    (8:20)  Lack of purpose, uncertainty, and the “Who am I now?” question 



    (12:05) Finding clarity in the “Who I want to become”



    (16:54) How opening up our focus to serving others can help in the quest for what’s next



    (21:56) How fueling our mind and body can help in the transition following athletic retirement 



    (23:30) Approaching life as your sport



    (26:26) How asking better questions will lead you to better answers



    (28:06) Self reflection and the value of asking for feedback from the people around you



    (32:36) How what you loved about your sport can offer clues as to where you will find fulfillment



    (35:35) More on “life as your sport”



    (37:00) Auditing your circle



    (40:05) Practical tips for drafting mentors



    (45:04) Finding more resources from Taj



    (46:25)  What if working with a life coach is not in the budget?



    (49:25) Final thoughts for athletes going through transition right now



    Check out the amazing work that Sidelined USA is doing to help athletes here: https://www.sidelinedusa.org/



    Listen to more episodes of the Team Sidelined Podcast here: https://www.sidelinedusa.org/team-sidelined-podcast



    Follow Sidelined USA on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/sidelined_usa/



    Visit https://www.tajdashaun.com/ for access to FREE coaching, and free resources for current and former athletes.



    Order all of my books here: https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks



    Follow me on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun/



    Connect with me on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #mentalhealth #NFL #NCAA  #football #thriveaftersports #formerathlete #lifeaftersports #athletelife #career

    • 55 min
    219. "Is CTE Scientific or Social?" w/ Jared Odrick (Creator of the Documentary, "Am I Crazy?")

    219. "Is CTE Scientific or Social?" w/ Jared Odrick (Creator of the Documentary, "Am I Crazy?")

    Jared Odrick is a 7-year NFL veteran, and the executive producer of the documentary, "Am I Crazy?" - An 8 episode journey into CTE and a search for purpose in the post-NFL void.



    Check out  all 8 episodes of "Am I Crazy" here: http://amicrazycte.com/



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Watch "Am I Crazy?" on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/@thresholdcte



    Follow Jared on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/maxbaer75/



    Follow the "Am I Crazy?" Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/amicrazydoc/



    Watch my full interview with Jared on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/_6uhspJRzkk



    Thanks for tuning in!



    Visit https://www.tajdashaun.com/ for access to FREE coaching, and free resources for current and former athletes.



    Order all of my books here: https://tinyurl.com/TajDashaunBooks



    Follow me on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun/



    Connect with me on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/



    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A



    #AmICrazy #CTE #Documentary #mentalhealth #nflnews #ptsdrecovery #traumahealing #NFL #NCAA  #football #thriveaftersports #formerathlete #lifeaftersports #athletelife #career

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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Inspiring & Uplifting Show!

Thank you for your incredible energy and inspiration. You are a gift to this world and future generations. Thank you for giving me the boost I needed through your podcasts & the energy I received just by listening.

Women's Locker Talk ® ,

Best mentor for former and current student-athletes!

Taj Dashaun is the most amazing mentor for both former and current student-athletes. Whether you are a recent graduate with a sports background looking for some guidance, a current student-athlete in need of a roadmap, or even a concerned parent, subscribing and listening to Taj’s podcast is a no brainer! He is a clear, succinct, and motivational communicator and you will leave his episodes feeling validated- yes, I remember struggling with that and now I feel more guided. Or, this has given me better insight on my situation. As a former Division 1 athlete myself, I find his content healing, relevant, and applicable. Taj is a former student-athlete himself (football) so he really carries a unique perspective with him as he himself has been through similar scenarios himself. I have loved seeing him grow from the start of his podcasting journey to current- he is so good at what he does! Keep it up, Taj!

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This podcast has a real purpose

I haven’t listened to a podcast with the purpose of helping athletes find their new purpose until I listen to this one. I think this is an important subject matter that could really impact many lives for the better.

As a former athlete, that transitioning into the sport of life is a big deal and I’m glad that there’s a platform built to help make that transition smooth and successful.

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