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FCN FOCUS: American Football – “Lessons from the first woman to coach in the NFL”

“Play Big: Lessons in being limitless, from the first woman to coach in the NFL” is a sports memoir from Jen Welter.

Jen Welter became a linebackers coach for the arizona Cardinals in 2015, she was the first woman to break the glass sideline of the NFL. ?Pre-NFL, Jen was an undersized, underestimated athlete who made sacrifce after sacrifce to achieve her dreams – rising to the top of women’s football leagues and eventually daring to play against men twice her size. ?Her book – Play Big – lays out how she suceeded despite the odds, revealing the wisdom Jen gained over countless set backs and challenges. ?In 2015, ESPNW named her one of the 25 most influential women in sport. ?Jen also holds a doctorate degree in Psychology, a Master’s in Sport Psychology and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

During January 2019 in the new FCN feature: FCN FOCUS – we will be sharing some of those lessons Jen learned along the way as we focus on American Football.



Lesson 1

Make a NO inspiration to land a YES

Take NO as a challenge: turn it into now instead by adding a little W, as in win. ?NOW what are you going to do to turn your NO into a WIN?

Arm Yourself: You have to trust yourself as a dreamer. ?By trusting your gut and allowing yourself to dream, you are in fact arming yourself to suceed.

Let no INSPIRE YOU. ?If you’re passed over for a promotion or an opportunity, if you don’t achieve something you want to achieve on the first try, you need to muster up the courage and adjust your mentality so that hearing what you couldn’t and shouldn’t and wouldn’t do, inspires you to do it anyway!






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