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The NFL Playbook to Winning (in Life & Business) with Shawn Harper

Shawn Harper is a 7-year NFL veteran and CEO of a multi-million-dollar security services firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.


When you get knocked down…if you can look up, you can get up. You get up, dust yourself off, and you get back in the game.”
– Shawn Harper

Shawn Harper (@shawnharper075) is a former NFL offensive lineman who played a total of seven seasons with the Rams, Colts, Oilers, and NFL Europe. He’s also the CEO of a multi-million-dollar security services firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

But before he was blocking pass-rushers on an NFL field, Shawn was just a kid with a dream. In fact, he barely started in high school sports and played a total of one play his entire first year of junior college.

In our conversation, Shawn talks about the shift that took his game to the next level and how he applied that mindset to win in life and business.

Listen to Shawn’s amazing story by tapping the play button below. Or tap the icon of your favorite podcast platform to listen on the go!



Show Notes

[3:01] No ordinary childhood

[9:05] The NFL mindset shift

[13:10] What separates an average player from a superstar?

[20:16] Remembering NFL Europe

[26:07] Transitioning from football to business

[33:45] Two principles for winning in life

After Listening…

You can download Shawn’s new book, The Winning Edge, completely free right here. To find out more about Shawn’s speaking events, check out his site ShawnHarper.org.

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