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Mar 2, 2022

Today's guest is Taj Dashaun, Athlete Career Transition Coach and host of the podcast Thrive After Sports. When Taj first stepped away from the game he loved he struggled heavily with depression. He had never fully developed a clear vision of his life after football. Taj knew he wanted to get a good job, make money, and be successful, but felt lost and overwhelmed having no idea how he would do that and what to do with his life. 

After several years of stumbling around in the emotional darkness of uncertainty, Taj decided to move the focus away from himself and look to serving others. Once Taj found his focus he created an intensive program for retired athletes who are struggling to adapt to life after sports. It has become his mission and passion to reach out and help others overcome the fear, frustration, and uncertainty associated with life post athletics. Listen in and hear how Taj has helped athletes approach, navigate, and successfully move into the next phase of their lives.

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...

  • Taj’s path to becoming an athlete career transition coach [2:59]
  • When should athletes seek coaching from Taj? [6:55] 
  • Why is it so hard for athletes to transition out of their sports careers? [10:19]
  • Getting your mind prepared for the day you’re no longer playing sports [12:02]
  • Assistance from the university for players after they are done with the game [14:33]
  • Lack of emphasis on athletes’ mental wellbeing [19:28]
  • Simple things athletes can do to help be more successful through the transition [23:50]
  • Challenges of leaving sports [28:21]
  • What Taj did today that put him in the right mindset for success? [32:28]

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