“I’m a firm believer that if you put a blueprint, like a playbook so to speak in front of any athlete and say hey this is what you’re supposed to do. Like we’re unstoppable, you know, no matter what the end goal is we’re going to reach it and it’s just a matter of having clarity around what that playbook is for you. What’s your blueprint going to be and nobody else can create that but you.” – Taj Dashaun
In episode 45 of The 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast, Jacolby Gilliam talks with Taj Dashaun former Stony Brook University football player and now athlete transition coach about his journey and the importance of finding clarity on your career path.
In this conversation, Taj walks us through his journey and how he first fell in love with the game of football. An injury his junior year gave him a new view of the business of college athletics. Taj would earn an offer to Stoney Brook University in New York, where he pursued a communications degree.
He had never fully developed a clear vision for his life after the game. After several years of stumbling around in the dark, Taj began to take his eyes off of himself and focus on serving others. He now runs an intensive program for retired athletes who are struggling to adapt to life after sports. Not only does Taj help retired athletes land jobs and start businesses, but he also helps them find fulfillment in every single area of their lives. His personal mission now is to reach out and help other athletes overcome the frustration associated with life post-athletics.
Taj’s story is one for any athlete that might be filling lost or not sure what moves to make after college. Connect with Taj and follow his journey on social media.
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