I love talking to professional athletes. Today I talk with Chris Manhertz, a tight end in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers. We cover three main things and partly a fourth.
- Making the NFL never having competed in football. He played basketball in college, but made it, now five seasons in. I’d call it a dream come true except for the work it takes to make happen.
- Playing during a pandemic. Sports are hit as hard as anything. Athletes reach their potential. How is he responding? How can we all respond?
- The environment, of course.
- We just touch on philosophy and stoicism, which we’ll cover more in our next conversation.
If you want to reach your potential, people like Chris Manhertz help. I hope the audio picked up his smiling and enthusiasm for acting and using adversity to prompt him to more.
I hope I didn’t sound too selfish asking about what I find intriguing about the actual experience of professional athleticism, but I think others will find fascinating what I do—the inside experience of playing on a professional sports field, training and playing with professional athletes at the peak of human ability.