Mindset is the Key to Success with Vernon Fox III

Vernon Fox III

Vernon Fox III is a retired football player, husband, father, coach, consultant, and international public speaker. Fox played for the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, and Denver Broncos. He was awarded MVP for Special Teams He was raised in a strong Christian household where his father was physically and emotionally present in his life. Vernon speaks fondly of his father as a positive role model; he was a faithful and stable figure in Fox’s life. When it comes to success, it’s really about your mindset that makes you successful, not your skill set. If you have a strong mentality to persevere through hard times, you’ll be ten times more successful than the person with just a strong skill set. Mindset requires training and practice, it doesn’t just happen overnight.Excuses are justifications for losers; it’s you trying to find an escape route. A reason is something that’s outside your control. Most people will try to find a way to turn their excuse into a reason, and you can’t live life that way. If you own up to what you can control, and you understand what you cannot control, you can separate it from the beginning. When you do this, you end up not living by the excuses. Perseverance is not something you are born with. It’s something you learn and adapt to. You have to decide within yourself that you aren’t going to quit, no matter what life throws at you. You’re going to pick yourself and try again tomorrow. This is how you become successful no matter what your skills are and no matter where you come from.

What You’ll Learn: 

[3:42]

Vernon talks about his childhood and how much his parents had an influence in his life.

[10:31]

Vernon recalls how he implements the values he learned from his parents in his own life with his marriage and children.

[12:15]

Vernon talks about the things his mother taught him about what a woman needs.

[15:36]

Vernon talks about mindset lessons he learned while playing professional football.

[18:02]

Vernon talks about how he had to strengthen his mindset when he would move every couple of years to play for different teams.

[21:17]

Vernon talks about the strength of his faith during his professional football years.

[23:08]

Vernon talks about his 2 children, a son and a daughter, and the differences between raising each one.

[29:12]

Vernon talks about how he’s been able to cultivate strong leadership out of his son’s stubborn, competitive attitude.

[32:27]

Vernon talks about what is most important to raise a strong, confident daughter.

[34:29]

Vernon talks about a reason versus an excuse.

[36:40]

Vernon talks about a quote that he lives by and takes a lot of pride in, “Work like it all depends on you, and pray like it all depends on God.”

[39:19]

Vernon talks about what it means to live legendary.

[41:22]

Vernon discusses a quote by Napoleon Hill and what it means to him.

[44:48]

Vernon talks about sustainability as a man, and what it means to keep on the right path.

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