The “Get Out of Arkansas” Plan! Nothing against Arkansas, but my guest today on the #MakeYourMark podcast, Derrick Furlow Jr., made a commitment to overcome a severe injury in football, attend a top college program, and be able to provide for himself and his family for years to come.

Hear about the obstacles he has overcome to become a leader in helping athletes transition out of their sport.


If you join Derrick and I in a room full of current and former athletes, we’ll show you how to leverage your athletic skill set into business success.

Derrick can show you the mindset needed using his college football background experiences, and I’ll follow it up with the how to’s on getting in front of the right people in business and entrepreneurship to get you to that higher level. Make sure you give this one a listen, it’s non-stop energy and advice!


Derrick is such an engaging, funny, caring and knowledgeable guy, and has lots of great advice for you, happy listening!


Some Topics we talk about in this episode:

  • Introduction - 01:24

  • Growing up in Georgia - 03:23

  • Rapper or Sports? - 06:35

  • Rush for 2200 Yards, and Live Happily Ever After - 09:40

  • To control Freedom and Control my Happiness - 12:50

  • Junior to Senior year - 14:35

  • Obsolete on the Football Landscape - 16:38

  • A Different Perspective in Life - 17:50

  • Deciding My Future after the Injury - 20:45

  • Taking the Difficult Route - 21:54

  • Focusing on Something Bigger than Me - 26:26

  • Start Preparing Before the Moment Hits - 32:55

  • Torn ACL Leads to Uncertain Future - 36:19

  • Relevant tools, from Sales to Real Life - 38:00

  • What the Game Taught Me vs What I Gave the Game - 40:35

  • Decode Your Own Message - 44:45

  • Struggling After Sports - 47:48

  • What Athletes Bring to the Table - 49:13

  • Wrap-up and Takeaways - 52:24

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