This week we have my friend John Parker Wilson on the show! John Parker is a former collegiate and NFL football player.
John Parker was a three-year starter for Alabama as a quarterback from 2006-08. When his career at Alabama ended, Wilson held every passing record in Alabama school history.
In 2009, John Parker was signed as a free agent and spent the next four years in the NFL playing for the Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers.
He currently lives in Birmingham, AL with his wife, Tyler, and two sons, Parks and Peyton. Along with being the color commentator for the University of Alabama, he is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley.
In this episode, we discussed:
John Parker’s early football career
John Parker’s journey making it to the NFL
What it’s like to be a backup after being the starter for your whole career
The trap of the victim-mindset and externalizing our experiences
Learning to adjust with the times while remaining consistent
Patience, comparison, and instant gratification
Creating your own network and finding connections in life
Finding purpose after football and John’s journey in wealth management
Learning and growing through football
John Parker’s vision for the future
Taking ownership of your finances and becoming the CEO of your life