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Episode 180- Malcolm Jenkins on What Winners Won’t Tell You

October 12, 2023 • Athletes & Coaches
Malcolm Jenkins

Malcolm Jenkins is one of the NFL’s all-time top defensive players. In his 13-year NFL career, he won Super Bowl rings with the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles and earned three Pro Bowl honors. His legacy extends far beyond the football field. Malcolm is an entrepreneur, media personality, executive producer, and philanthropist who is a passionate force for positive transformation. As cofounder of the Players Coalition, he’s utilized his platform to advocate for racial justice and equality, and through the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in underserved communities. In his new book, What Winners Won’t Tell You, Malcolm takes you behind the scenes of his life on and off the field. On this episode, we talk about overcoming fear, trusting the process and why talent alone is never enough.

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Show Notes

  • The power of building daily routine and structure (1:57)
  • Why he started building his business portfolio while he was still playing in the NFL (3:55)
  • Don’t let fear paralyze you (6:23)
  • Embrace the mindset of a lifelong learner (10:08)
  • A defining moment in Malcolm’s life that changed his direction (12:10)
  • How getting released by the Saints challenged him to think differently (13:30)
  • Shifting from competition to collaboration (16:13)
  • Tap into the power of curiosity (19:25)
  • You have to reinvent yourself sometimes (21:19)
  • The one question to ask yourself when you’re facing change (23:53)
  • What separates championship teams from the rest? (26:04)
  • Why talent is never enough (30:26)
  • Look at your challenges as an opportunity to get better (32:13)
  • Don’t surround yourself with “yes people” (35:08)
  • Malcolm’s legacy on and off the field (36:59)
  • The impact of The Players Coalition
  • Opening up about his mental health struggles (41:49)
  • What he wants most for his daughters (47:38)


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