My goal is to figure out the tips and tricks of professional football players and also give you a glimpse into parts of their personal and professional lives that have made them a success. In this episode, I talk to Khari Jones (@Khari17Jones) a retired quarterback that played for the BC Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Khari was the most successful in 2001 when he won the most outstanding player and came just shy to winning the Grey Cup against Calgary. He retired and became a coach for the Hamilton Tiger Cats, Saskatchewan Roughriders where he won a Grey Cup in 2013, and now he coaches for the BC Lions. Khari and I got into lots of conversations that you have not heard before… in this interview we talk about his family, his acting career, what football players he liked as a kid and even more. Without further ado, I hope you enjoy.
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Why we like Tim Ferriss
When he realized he could play professionally
How did you prove to your coaches that you deserved a chance to play?
What message would you put on a fortune cookie?
What book have you recommended or gifted most often?
What players did he pretend to be on the playground?
Tell me about a time when something didn’t work out for you and you were disappointed but now you are grateful it turned out that way.
Khari’s acting career
Should kids play multiple sports?
Craziest or cutiest fan moment
Skills you have to have to play professionally at the quarterback position
How would you teach your younger self?
How a quarterback decides which route to throw to?
Rituals that he does before a game
How do you stay motivated when there isn’t a chance to win?
Which current or past quarterbacks do you recommend young players try to emulate?
Favourite memory as a player
Selected Links From the Episode
4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss
4-Hour Body, Tim Ferriss
4-Hour Chef, Tim Ferriss
Tools of Titans, Tim Ferriss
Tribe of Mentors, Tim Ferriss
The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch and Jeff Zaslow
The Art of Quarterbacking, Ken Anderson and Jack T. Clary