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Don’t Let Your Goals Hold You Back with Emmanuel Acho

Emmanuel Acho grew up in Dallas with his three siblings, the son of Nigerian immigrant parents. In 2012 he was drafted into the NFL by the Cleveland Browns, and later played with the Philadelphia Eagles, while earning a master’s degree in sports psychology at the University of Texas in the off-seasons. In 2016 he left the NFL for ESPN, where he served as the youngest national football analyst, and was named a 2018 Forbes Under 30 Selection. He is now a Fox Sports analyst and the creator of the ongoing online video series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.”

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Is setting smart goals the best way to unlock your true potential?

We talk a lot about the importance of goal setting and how to set smart goals. But sometimes fear of failure can create unintentional limits within your goals, and that can actually end up holding you back. What if there was a better way to look at your goals so that you don’t just reach them, but achieve so much more?

I’m thrilled to have Emmanuel Acho on our show today to talk more in-depth about this topic. Emmanuel is a former NFL player who earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology during his off-seasons. He’s an Emmy Award-Winning Fox Sports Analyst, host of an acclaimed video series, and author of the New York Times instant bestseller, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man. Emmanuel’s newest book, Illogical: Saying Yes to a Life Without Limits, breaks down how to defy logic so that you can dream bigger and break through your limitations.

Fear of failure often fills the space between where you currently are and where you want to be. To overcome that fear, you have to redirect your perspective of failure by letting go of logic so you can keep pushing yourself beyond what conventional wisdom says is possible. If you live in a world where you compare yourself to a standard, this episode is for you.

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"Logic is conventional wisdom that keeps you from becoming the greatest version of yourself."

Emmanuel Acho

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  • This is why logic and your view of failure keeps you from becoming the greatest version of yourself. [1:55]
  • When you stop letting other people’s fears become your own, you can find your Roger Bannister moment. [4:42]
  • Emmanuel explains why goals are dumb. [6:08]
  • What’s the difference between a goal and an objective? And why does it matter? [8:17]
  • This is the first step to overcoming your fears and doubts so you can be free to pursue your dreams. [10:19]
  • Why you can change everything you do and believe about yourself with statements starting with these two words. [12:12]
  • You are the only person who is capable of measuring your unique abilities when it comes to pursuing your limitless potential. [14:09]
  • Emmanuel shares a final piece of advice that Oprah gave him. [15:51]
  • Be sure to watch the extended version on YouTube, here.
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  • I will share my favorites and gift a few copies to lucky listeners.
  • Visit www.IllogicalBook.com, or get a copy of Emmanuel’s new book, here.
  • For more information on Emmanuel or his video series, visit his website, here.


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