Welcome to episode 25 of Growth Mindset University! Today, we have a very special guest in the house: professional football player Mike Wyche. Mike was one of the top recruits in the nation a few years ago, receiving full scholarship offers from USC, Miami, and other storied football programs.
Life and success never came easy for Mike Wyche though, as he was labeled a problem child growing up while switching schools 13 times, including 3 times for behavioral issues. He also battled homelessness, as his mother was a drug addict and his father was sentenced to 40 years in prison. However, he overcame this adversity, transcending himself from a drug dealer who has been shot at hundreds of times to a hope dealer making the world a better place through love and unity.
Even through all these hardships, he says most things in life are a choice, and that you can take control of your life with the power of decisions.
Mike is also redefining gangster by making education cool again, among other things.
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