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Inky Johnson

Hack Your Mindset To Overcome Life's Challenges & Make The Most Of Each Day


When it comes to potential business partners, employees, or anyone else I’m considering connecting with or hiring, the top three things I look for are: attitude, energy, and effort. Don’t get me wrong – having talent is important to an extent, but time and time again, I’ve found these three traits to be FAR more indicative of someone’s success than the gifts we were born with. 

If you’re able to add positive energy into the rooms you walk into rather than sucking the joy out of them, you’ll naturally begin to attract the life you want. And if you can extract the positive aspects from the adversity you’ll inevitably face, as our guest today will explain, your dreams will always be within reach. Today, I’m excited to share this eye-opening conversation with the super inspiring Inky Johnson with you all!

“The easiest thing to do in the world is to be negative, complain, and quit.” @inkyjohnson  

Husband, father, collegiate athlete, entrepreneur and author, Inky Johnson is one of the most highly sought after speakers in the world. For over a decade, executives, professional sports teams, business owners and people all over have benefited from the raw energy of his thought provoking and inspirational presentations.

Inky was a three year letterman and two year captain on the football team at The University of Tennessee, where he started as a cornerback. Unfortunately, on September 9th, 2006, he sustained a life threatening, career ending injury that paralyzed his right arm and hand. From that day to present day Inky has had a burning desire to use his situation and experiences to add value to peoples’ lives.

If you’re ready to learn how to not take any day for granted, how to extract the positive out of any situation, how to enjoy every aspect of your life, and SO much more, then this episode is for you! And now, please join me for Episode 1,279 of The School of Greatness.

“It’s hard to do what you love if you don’t accept who you are.” @inkyjohnson  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you let go of an identity you once were, that you can no longer be?
  • Do you ever wish it happened differently?
  • How did you fix your mindset to look for the positive?
  • What was the biggest fear or insecurity you needed to overcome since the injury?
  • Why do people hold onto their tragedies & traumas?
  • What are the three biggest things you’ve learned from the trauma you’ve experienced?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How not to take each day for granted. 
  • How to extract the positive from adversity. 
  • How your attitude can drive your performance.
  • How to enjoy every aspect of life.
  • How to manage all of the different emotions that come from painful experiences.
  • Plus much more…

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