Rewind – Review – Retrain looks back at Coy’s interviews and draws out the key messages. While you’re encouraged to watch the full video, consider this the Cliff’s Notes version with chapters from Coy’s Change Your Mind referenced, including page numbers if you’re following along at home.
There is no one in the world like you (pg. 57)
Most of Coy’s book is about realizing the greatness within and understanding how to use that greatness to become more powerful than you ever imagined you could be.
The book’s all about YOU.
In Coy’s recent interview with Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters, the two begin talking about efforts to give back to the community both publicly and privately. Peters was named the franchise’s Walter Payton Man of the Year for 2011 because of his involvement in giving back endeavors.
I wrote about opportunity the other day and grabbing hold of that when you can to contribute positively to someone else’s life. Corey shares a similar view of taking advantage of the unique position you hold in life to give someone else a hand.
“We were put in this position to be much more than football players,” Corey says. “I think football is kind of a vehicle. It gives us a platform to get a kid to stop and listen to us for a minute.”
So while Coy’s book is really about changing your life first, it’s understood that once you begin making sweeping motions of positive change in your own life, you should attempt to do the same for others when you can. What goes around comes around, right?
Once you’re on the path in your life you want to be, one that aligns with your beliefs and values, look for opportunities to share your good word with others. Once you understand there’s no one else like you and your unique set of experiences and learnings can impact someone, the sooner you can start not just changing your world, but the entire world.
Like Corey says in the interview, what may be small to you could mean the world to somebody else.
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