This week I'm joined by the man who's helping athletes in the NBA and various other sports add years to their career, Former professional basketball player and high-performance fitness trainer Derek Williams Aka Mr1nf1n1ty Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Derek grew up in less than ideal circumstances. However, From an early age, he had dreams of playing in the NBA. Basketball wasn't just a dream but rather an outlet for him to stay out of trouble and put his focus on something productive. He quickly made a name for himself in the high school ranks before signing play with the IUPUI Jaguars a decision 1 school in the NCAA. After receiving his BA from IUPUI he decided to go play professional basketball in Europe, where he won a championship and was named MVP. After battling some injuries, he decided to call it a career and embark on a new path that would help athletes get healthy and stay healthy to achieve their own greatness and be their best optimal selves. However, the journey was not without its challenges. During his transition, he faced stages of homelessness, but it was at that time where he said "it wasn't a bad time. I found out a lot about myself that I needed to figure out" Since those times he's been on a path to attack personal health for athletes from the inside out. "If I can help them get their mind strong, their body will heal externally" he's worked with NBA players, NFL players and various other sports helping them prolong their career and get them back on track. Derek is an inspiration to many, he's genuine, he's a man who speaks with belief and conviction and stands on what he believes in. Follow Derek on social: @mr1nf1n1ty
Ep 78- Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Derek Williams
The Master Delegator Podcast
“What sets us apart from other agencies is that we focus on the relationship rather than the transaction. This way we can understand and achieve your goals faster and more effectively.”In this episode, Derek talked about how his company, TOPSHELF, helps people with no prior business expertise create their own business as well as existing companies. He also talks about how he overcame his issues with impostor syndrome and legitimacy.The Imposter SyndromeComing from the world's best golf courses, he established his company with the purpose of helping those in need, but even his Great Wil couldn't keep him from doubting himself. He was afraid that people would judge him just because he had previously worked as a farmer before becoming the founder and CEO of Topshelf. People who did not know him questioned his legitimacy, causing him to suffer from impostor syndrome. He was able to expand his understanding of digital marketing and business development abilities with his friend, Dion. Later on, he answers and talks to clients on his own, giving them the opportunity to get to know him and build a strong relationship by earning their trust. As a result, he overcame Imposter Syndrome and surrounded himself with individuals who believed in him and his abilities.Time-Saving Through DelegationWithout delegation, losing control of your time and ultimately failing to place yourself in a position to take on more and lead your team. Delegation can help save time for management and will allow more work to be completed faster.About Derek WilliamsDerek Williams, graduated from Kansas State University with an Agronomy degree and worked on the world's best golf courses as a farmer and now the founder and CEO of Topshelf, a digital marketing and business development companyConnect with Derek and Topshelf here: LinkedIn(Personal) : https://www.linkedin.com/in/topshelf-derek/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/top-shelf-growth-consultancy/Website: https://www.topshelfgc.com/services.phpFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Top-Shelf-Growth-Consultancies-107069534339983/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrowthShelf Are you in need of any assistance? Are you tired and running out of time? It's time to start looking for a virtual assistant! Learn how to get your freedom and life back by visiting smartvirtualassistants.comIf you do like hearing our podcast episodes, we do appreciate you showing your support by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kristyyoder
We’re back to a trio on the show this episode as Jason and I sit down with born and raised Calgarian and Ward 7 candidate Derek Williams. Hailing from Montgomery Derek is an avid advocate for community building which made it especially prevalent to once again discuss the Greenline as well as the future of a downtown that will look very different post-Covid. Derek calls the Greenline a “no-brainer” and feels like we should have had shovels in the ground today.The conversation today dealt in no small part with the idea of balance. Whether that be balancing the investments in capital projects with the need to be fiscally responsible and sustainable, balancing the changing face of work with the existing commuter culture, or balancing and attracting new talent to our business sector without alienating existing residents. Speaking of attracting talent we discussed the current business climate in Calgary and whether we’re doing enough to make this an attractive place to start a business. Much of the data says that Calgary has an excellent business case but we are hearing more and more that talent is leaving; so, we dive into how to make Calgary a great city to live, work, and play in in the future.Part of that means properly engaging Calgarians on how they would like to see their communities move forward, something Derek and I agree the current city administration is falling short on. A one-size-fits-all, top-down engagement and planning strategy especially with a lack of consultation is a recipe not only for poor community building but needless controversy and distrust. This distrust is not confined to issues and projects but may also be an effect of incumbency and long-term careers in politics. If we want to move forward in our neck of the woods, we agreed that it’s probably time to turn down the temperature of rhetoric and start working together again. Let’s move forward and make our city more collaborative and it all starts in Your Neck of the Woods!
Derek Williams recently retired as the Police Chief at Ontario Police Department in Southern California. He is also one of the reasons Ryan became a police officer. Today we have him in the studio to discuss how things have changed since he got into law enforcement in 1991. Need supplements? Get 25% off with promo code: ITSNEEDED at https://thinlineanthem.com/ Join Our Email List: https://www.itsneededpodcast.com/email
CONVOY! Hear us out on this one... As a production, Convoy was a bit of a train wreck. A drug-fueled, past-his-prime Sam Peckinpaw was trying to direct a dark film that made a statement about unfair laws. The studio wanted something more like Smokey and the Bandit, which came out the year before. Neither side one. The result is a tonally strange movie, but somehow... somehow... it's super relevant today. Derek Williams once again joins Sid and James to discuss this bizarre movie that has way more to it than you think. It's actually a strong statement against police using the wrong enforcement tactics and a reminder that black lives matter. Remember to subscribe and leave us feedback!