My guest today is actor, TV host, former NFL football player and author, Terry Crews. Terry played as a defensive end and linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins. After retiring in 1997, he starred in films including White Chicks, The Longest Yard, and The Expendables. Currently, he’s starring in the final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and hosting America’s Got Talent. We talk about how he reinvented himself, from feeling like a victim to being accountable for his life, during this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- What was the process of reinventing yourself from being an NFL football player to an actor and how are those careers related?
- When did you make the shift from leading a life that you thought your parents expected from you to the one you always wanted?
- You’ve openly talked about the mistakes you’ve made as a parent and husband. What did it take for you to confront these mistakes and make amends with your family?
- In your books, you talk about money, relationships, and religion. How are these areas in your life interconnected?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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