NFL Great Drew Brees Breaks Down His 7-Step Process for Turning Adversity Into Opportunity On this episode of "The Jeff Fenster Show," legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees shares his experience and advice for overcoming the toughest hurdles in sports, business and life.

By Jeff Fenster

Key Takeaways

  • (00:13) Finding the light at the end of the tunnel
  • (04:24) Trusting the process
  • (07:10) Embracing the suck
  • (08:58) As long as you are green, you will continue to grow
  • (13:33) Fighting for the inches
  • (17:52) The way you do anything is the way you do everything
  • (22:35) Seek to experience

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On this episode of "The Jeff Fenster Show," legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees sits down with Jeff and explains the big and little things that have made all of the difference to his success on and off the field.

Brees explains how he had to learn to trust the process and focus on the light at the end of the tunnel when faced with terrible injuries, most notably the one he suffered while playing with the San Diego Chargers. The shoulder injury cost him his job and left him with only two teams interested in signing him, but his passion and drive to overcome the pain and the doubters brought him to an all-new level of success.

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During the conversation, the 2010 Super Bowl Champion and MVP emphasizes the importance of having faith and developing gratitude and describes how success in one area of your life doesn't live in a silo. "The way you do anything is the way you do everything," he says. Brees encourages listeners to "fight for every inch," meaning to develop every trait and attribute you can to help gain an edge. Success comes from understanding that there are many small pieces that will add up to the end goal.

Drew Brees' story is an inspiring one, and his advice is invaluable, told with humility, honesty and humor. Be sure to check out the episode above, and please subscribe and rate for more in-depth conversations with extraordinary leaders.

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About The Jeff Fenster Show

Serial entrepreneur Jeff Fenster embarks on an extraordinary journey every week, delving into the stories of exceptional individuals who have defied the norms and blazed their own trails to achieve extraordinary success.

Jeff Fenster

Founder, Everbowl

Jeff Fenster is an award winning entrepreneur, best selling author, podcast host and expert in relationship capital.

His entrepreneurial success is vast - ranging from a quick serve restaurant chain, payroll and HR company, digital marketing agency and a construction company. But no matter what venture Jeff pursues, he lives by the principle of putting people first.

He was named a Empact100 Showcase Top 100 Entrepreneur in 2013, 2019's Top 40 Executive Under 40 by the San Diego Business Journal, and a Top Entrepreneur to Watch for 2020 by Thrive Global.

Jeff’s acclaimed podcast, The Jeff Fenster Show, features successful entrepreneurs, celebrities and athletes sharing their insights and stories of success. Today, Jeff speaks around the country on entrepreneurial mindset, authentic networking and vertical integration.

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