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Episode #152: Devon Kennard is an NFL athlete who worked hard for football success. But he learned earlier in life that fortunes can change quickly. So even as he made large NFL salaries, he’s lived modestly (including driving his high school car for 2 years while in the NFL!), and invested in things he understands – like real estate! In this interview, he shares his story of getting started as an investor and eventually growing his portfolio to the point where he received $300,000/year of cash flow!
Devon went to Cleveland Ohio to speak at the Fuel Up To Play 60 Summit where he shared the stage with 2x gold Olympian and champion boxer Clareesa Shields. He spoke about how he thinks we can all make an impact in our communities.
Devon created the “Devon Kennard Scholarship Fund” for students who are apart of the Midnight Golf Program in Detroit. Midnight Golf Program is an after school program for high school students who are in their junior and senior years. MGP spends time mentoring the kids as well as helping the kids get ready for college by providing SAT tutoring, walking them through application processes as well as applying for scholarships.
Listen to DK explain the scholarship fund he created for students who are apart of the Midnight Golf Program in Detroit Michigan!
Although Devon doesn’t play for the NY Giants anymore they continued with the volunteer and donation work he started with New City Kids. New City Kids just received a $27,000 donation from the New York Giants thanks to the work Devon started!
In the 7th grade DK was nominated as student of the week. In the school newspaper he said his dream was to go to USC and play in the NFL. 15 years later he has his undergrad and masters degree from USC and is entering his 5th year in the NFL.
This is a great example of the importance of goal setting. DK wants every kid to understand that they can achieve every dream they have for their life if they put in the work!
On thanksgiving day I always make sure to take the time and reflect on every aspect of my life: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, relationally, and professionally. As I take inventory of where my life is at today my heart is filled with so much joy. This joy isn’t because my life is perfect and every aspect of life is going exactly how I wish it was. No, the joy I feel surfaces because I choose to concentrate on what I do have and how lucky I am to be in this exact position I am today. See you cant have a grateful spirit and a bitter, sad or mad one at the same time. So when you choose to be grateful for what you do have, what you don’t have can no longer hold your mind hostage. Continue reading Thanksgiving Day: An attitude of gratitude will take you a long way!