Ep 176 – Failing Forwards

Ep 176 - Failing Forwards

How are you defining your goals, peers? Are you constantly aiming for five years down the track? Maybe your goals are simply ticking the day-to-day tasks off your list?

Over the course of his career, Nigerian-American professional soccer player, Amobi Okugo has learnt how to find the balance between setting both “stretch” goals and “easily achievable” goals.

In this episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, the Founder of financial-literacy platform, A Frugal Athlete, shares how he stays committed when life gets in the way, why we need to get better at being patient and the life skills we can all take from the sporting world.

Amobi Okugo:

Being an athlete is all about patience. Patience in your training, patience with your motivation… patience with your goals. Nothing happens overnight and nobody knows that better than professional soccer player, Amobi Okugo.

After being drafted as a Freshman at UCLA, Amobi had to learn how to find a place to live, ways to stretch his money and how to stay focused on his athletic career. His experience led him to launch the financial-literacy platform, A Frugal Athlete. A resource for athletes to learn about the financial decisions they’ll have to make to follow their passions and a place to teach others about the value of money.

In this episode of Peers2Peers, Amobi shares how he stays committed when life gets in the way, why we need to get better at being patient and the life skills we can all take from the sporting world.

Street Cred:

Amobi Okugo is a professional soccer player and the Founder of financial-literacy platform, A Frugal Athlete. First beginning as a blog, Amobi created the program to help shine a light on the financial decisions that athletes are faced with and increase money literacy. He is also the Founder of children’s foundation, OK U Go and a Forbes 30 Under 30 listee.

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