Jan 5, 2022 • 39M

The Power of Adversity with NFL Star Dhani Jones

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American Optimist, hosted by Joe Lonsdale: entrepreneur, investor, and founder of four multi-billion dollar companies and other mission-driven organizations. American Optimist is an alternative to the fear, cynicism, and zero-sum thinking in mainstream media. Learn from the innovators and leaders who are solving our nation’s most pressing challenges, and doing it in a way that will lift everyone up. Hope should dominate our discourse, and American Optimist will show you why.
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Dhani Jones spent 11 seasons in the NFL as a middle linebacker, the linchpin of the defensive unit. Since then, he has become a leader in other arenas: hosting TV shows, launching charities, and investing in startups.  His passion is bringing out the best in others.  In this episode, he pushes back against the notion of lowering standards to minimize disparities.  He explains why adversity, competition, and the pursuit of excellence are some of the best ways to lift up others and improve their lives.