TGM Classic | Jimmy Farris | How I Grappled With Loss of Identity After Retiring From NFL

In today’s show, Darius interviews Jimmy Farris. Jimmy is a former American football wide receiver who retired from the NFL in 2009. Farris has been a member of the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, and New England Patriots.

In this episode, Jimmy and I talked about:

  • How to find another “mountaintop to scale” – rediscovering your motivation in life
  • Is all the tribute and adulation for you or for your position?
  • How to be your absolute best
  • And other topics…

Meet Jimmy:

In 2001, Jimmy Farris signed his first NFL contract with the San Francisco 49ers and achieved a goal he set for himself when he was 10 years old. He spent the next 7 years in the NFL, won a Super Bowl with the Patriots, and lived his dream. And then at the age of 30… it was over. Through his football career, he learned lessons about what it takes to be a High Performer, how to come back from failure, and how to live your absolute best self every single day. Jimmy is now a performance coach and hosts the Be a Pro livestream.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at

The Greatness Machine shares lessons on how to framework your drive for results, create limitless space, and win the war on talent.

My team and I are on a mission to help YOU create a cultural revolution. I want to teach you how to build a core value driven organization. 


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