November 12, 2018 2 min read

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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Emily Richett sits down with Rod Smith, a two-time Super Bowl star turned bestselling author and serial entrepreneur, before he presented a keynote at the Entrepreneur’s Organization of West Michigan

He shares powerful insights about his childhood growing up in the projects, to finding success on and off the field. 

Growing up poor, he was surrounded by a lack of mentality in life. He says he was able to overcome it and it all boiled down to asking himself one question, over and over again. 

Smith says, “I would ask myself, how did I get here? You’ll be amazed at what will happen to you when you ask the right questions.”  He continues, “I took the word dreaming, and each one of those letters is a chapter [in my book]. You have to have something that gets you waking up without the alarm clock.”

Get more inspiration from Rod Smith in his book The Rod Effect, and stay tuned for the full interview next week.

Related: This Mom Couldn’t Find a Sports Bra That Does What It’s Supposed To. So, She Invented One.

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