Show Notes

Picking yourself up after a career-ending injury is one of the most challenging and daunting tasks for an athlete. This week we speak to Keyen Lage, a former football player, who sustained an injury that effectively ended his football career. However, as you will discover, he managed to turn that into a positive and started on a new epic life journey.

“A lot of high performers and high achievers are “smart enough” to not use alcohol and drugs, and hey some do, and sex and those kinds of things, but what’s a popular drug of choice now I would say, is helping other people, is making lots of money, is attaching to a religion. There’s these other addictive behaviours that are glorified by many that high achievers hide behind to not have to feel a certain level of hurt and pain.” Keyen Lage

What a refreshing interview diving head-on into what it takes to step up, out, over and through the big challenges in life. In this conversation, we talk about the all-elusive idea of ‘perfectionism’ and how empowering it is to give yourself permission to NOT know what’s next. One of the key messages from Keyen is to follow your inspiration. To fall in love and form a deeper relationship with self.

This interview will be very compelling for all the high achievers expressing the importance of allowing fun in life. If we can all learn to challenge our belief systems, be willing to accept the deepest, darkest parts of ourselves and dive deep into forming a meaningful relationship with the unconscious mind then we can follow our inspiration with ease.

Some key points Keyen makes are:

  • Be your own biggest test subject
  • Do your own heavy lifting
  • Be willing to learn a lot and dive all the way in
  • Learn to handle the dark times
  • Allow yourself to sometimes crawl up into a ball
  • Don’t push the pain away, lean in and feel it
  • Know that your true self does not want to be a coward or bull-shitter
  • Have unconditional acceptance of self
  • Allow the masculine and feminine powers to be
  • Be open
  • Be coachable
  • And lead a fucking epic life!

There are many profound messages I know you are going to love in this interview. Get ready to step up and into your power and live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Even though humans are selfish by nature and you might fall into the trap of people-pleasing the most important thing we can do is to fall in love with the ambiguity of it all.

Keyen no longer lives a day by structure. He encourages each of us to be open to see a new way of living. Do the work and then do what you want to do. We reiterate… follow your inspiration.

Keyen’s final message is to let his life be an example, that it is possible to live an epic life that feels incredible to you. It’s possible to lead an awesome, awesome life. And he is the example.

His favourite quote right now is:

“It’s already done.”
Keyen is a former NFL Athlete turned Emotional Intelligence Coach for World-Class Leaders. After almost becoming paralyzed during a football injury in the National Football League, Keyen was able to start his new journey by looking at life from a completely new perspective. He dove headfirst into understanding what it actually means to live a life of fulfilment while achieving success along the way.

Since making that decision, Keyen has personally worked with over 300 people on creating a healthy relationship with themselves so they are able to escape the rat race of the achievement loop and step into a place of achieving massive success, impact, and money from a place of ease. He helps entrepreneurs, and business owners regain a deeper connection with themselves to find more fulfilment in their lives.

Keyen has worked with World-Class Fitness Models, Professional Athletes, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, & C-List Executives. Keyen works with people all over the world on being able to remove mental, emotional, & physical blockages that are preventing them from reaching their full potential.
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