Prince Daniels

Prince Daniels, How I Mastered the Game Beyond the NFL (#207)

Prince Daniels, Jr. is a former NFL running back who is now a High Performance Mentor, Author, Podcaster, and Founder of Game Beyond the Game. His mantra is “Nothing is impossible unless you truly believe it is”. That is something that has been a part of his life from a very young age, where he faced new experiences and challenges without fear. Just to mention a few, he jumped out the porch of his house at 19-month old, and the first time he rode a bike it was without training wheels.

When he first started playing football, he was told that he’d never play college. He not only ended up doing that, but he also made it to the NFL, where he obtained several accomplishments, including a still existing NCAA bowl game record of 311 yards and four touchdowns at the Humanitarian Bowl. In 2006, he was drafted by the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, for which he played for three seasons until his career ended prematurely due to injury. Physically and emotionally hurt, Prince Daniels went through an identity crisis, something not uncommon when athletes retire. Thanks to his fortitude, he was able to rebuild himself through the use of meditation, while also living for some time in a monastery, where he found his calling: helping professional athletes find their vision and purpose in the game beyond the game, life.

High Performance with Connecting Mind, Body, and Spirit

Whether you are an athlete or a high achiever, you need to function at your best, consistently, over the long term. You need to be in a High Performance state. Prince Daniels has developed a method that uses centuries-old practices to unleash the untapped power within. By balancing and connecting your mind, body, and spirit, you will feel at the same time more powerful yet more at peace.

  • Mind: Through consistent mindful exercise, you will build more mental strength, increase brain function, lift your mood and have overall better health, both internally and physically.
  • Body: The physical body is affected by our emotions. Our thoughts dictate how we feel and our energy level influences our mind and our thoughts.
  • Spirit: With meditation, you can increase your awareness, focus, concentration, and inner tranquility.

You can learn more about this concept in Prince’s book “Mindfulness for the Ultimate Athlete: Mastering the Balance Between Power and Peace”, and on his Game Beyond the Game Membership.

And now here’s Prince Daniels, Jr.

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Mike Malatesta: Okay 321 hey everybody welcome back to the show i’m i’m booked just fell, I appreciate you being here today as I always do yeah that’s a bad start.

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Mike Malatesta: I appreciate you being here, as I always do, and I am very happy to be fulfilling my promise to you today by bringing you another amazing success story i’ve got Prince Daniels jr with me today Prince, welcome to the show.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Thank you for having me Mike.

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Mike Malatesta: So let me tell you a little bit about Prince before we get going.

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Mike Malatesta: So prints is a former nfl running back turned high performance mentor author and entrepreneur who lives by the by the mantra nothing is impossible unless you truly believe it is.

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Mike Malatesta: love that, by the way, Prince is his personal story is one of determination and a true to life testimony that anything is possible.

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Mike Malatesta: princess football career began as a walk on for the Georgia tech yellow jackets his coach told him that he’d never play college football, let alone make it to the nfl.

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Mike Malatesta: He not only played but it became a two time all conference tailback and the fourth leading rusher in Georgia tech history with 3300 yards.

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Mike Malatesta: He was selected as a two time all academic all ACC student athlete.

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Mike Malatesta: And in 2004 Prince ran for a still exists it’s still existing ncaa bowl game record of 311 yards and four touchdowns at the humanitarian bowl that’s awesome.

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Mike Malatesta: He was drafted by the baltimore ravens in 2006 and played for three seasons there until his career ended prematurely due to an injury.

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Mike Malatesta: That happens using meditation as a tool for recovery from his depression and loss of identity.

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Mike Malatesta: Prince found his calling of helping professional athletes find their vision and purpose in the game beyond the game life.

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Mike Malatesta: His new book mindfulness for the ultimate athlete mastering the balance between power and peace helps athletes and high achievers reach their ultimate potential.

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Mike Malatesta: His podcast is the Prince Daniels jr show i’ve listened to a couple of episodes of that in my preparation for this very nicely done.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Thank you.

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Mike Malatesta: His website his prints jr.

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Mike Malatesta: No, yes, Prince.

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Mike Malatesta: Prince Daniels jr I have written backwards Prince Daniels jr calm he’s at at prints a DJ are on instagram and prints Daniels jr on linkedin.

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Mike Malatesta: From an athlete who realized his dreams of playing in the nfl and going on to live a thriving and purpose driven life prints his message is nothing short of inspirational.

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Mike Malatesta: So prints and so happy to have you here today, I start every show with a simple question man, and that is how it happened for you.

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Prince Daniels Jr: How did it happen for me well.

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Prince Daniels Jr: It happened for me in the most.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Subsequent way animals.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Faith driven way.

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Prince Daniels Jr: It was and and you know resilience and persistence and just believing you know, believing believing in my ability to.

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Prince Daniels Jr: To make something happen to create something you know what by nature we’re all creators and we will make by a creator came from a created.

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Prince Daniels Jr: To start creating it so i’ve always felt that I had the confidence within me, and I can do anything that I put on my my mind in my heart to and that’s what I did you know, and so in everything that I.

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Prince Daniels Jr: came into contact with you know I would always put a pure heart into it and a curious mind and that always allow for me to flourish and become great in whatever that I do you know, and I never ever looked at a situation.

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Prince Daniels Jr: From a fear stance first was always that what I can do not what I can’t do right, you know, so it was always, what can I, what can I do, and a lot of people they are conditioned to be to think that.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I can’t do that, and when you express a verbalize I can’t do something.

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Prince Daniels Jr: you’re correct and the action follows, but when you express that you can then all the cells in your body start to come together and they work together to help you make that virtualization become a reality, so if you say that you can’t or or you say that you can’t you’re right like him.

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Mike Malatesta: Yes.

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Like Henry Ford said yeah right.

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Mike Malatesta: And that did that come from.

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Mike Malatesta: Inside of you or did it come from was transferred to you by your parents were how did what age Do you remember having this mindset.

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Mike Malatesta: And I asked, because so many people struggle with getting to the point where they have that confidence, where they have that curious mind and when can’t is is a word that is not part of their vocabulary.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Well, I can give you two emphasis now you know a lot of things of our environment molds us into who we are and then, as we get older, we realize that there are things that we can learn, but for me it started when I was 19 months and I was very courageous very brave.

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Prince Daniels Jr: and

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Prince Daniels Jr: I was jumping off the porch and at 19 months.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Remember, well, I can vaguely remember but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: My mom and my great grandfather was sitting on the porch and I basically walked to the edge of the ports and I size that up how for my jump would be and I looked down, and I look back and I started smiling and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I was getting ready to jump and before I jump my mom is about to stop me, but then my great grandfather stopped her and told her hey don’t stop that boy Look how courageous, he is he said I should go my right there, and so I jumped.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And when I jumped I feel I got does i’ve got dirt and dust on me got back up and I did it again and I did it again and I did it so many times, you know when I when it was time for me to go inside the House Basically, they just put me to sleep they didn’t give me you.

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Mike Malatesta: know because.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I was enjoying myself.

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Mike Malatesta: And so right.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know it began there but it actually be going.

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You know.

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Prince Daniels Jr: millennial years ago, you know aeons ago because that’s how it came out of the womb, I think that’s how a lot of kids come out of the womb, but it’s the environment that most in the next thing is at the age of five.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I had a dream that I could ride my bicycle and so leading up from two to five i’m pretty sure your parents probably give you some advice, but it’s it’s difficult to remember anything to happen between the ages of zero and four.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah so at the age of five I do remember this one particular moment where it was Christmas and we were in hattiesburg Mississippi on the campus of US him and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I received a bicycle as my President.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I happen to receive his bicycle with training wheels on it, but the night before I had a dream.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Where I actually saw the bicycle in the middle of the night, and so I went back to sleep and I had a dream that I wrote the bicycle without training wheels, and I was just on a cloud just running a bicycle.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So the next morning I wake up, I go to my mom I said mom I just had a dream that I could ride my bicycle bicycle without training wheels, can we take the training was off.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And she was just like you never ridden a bike before like no and I told I saw I saw my dreams, I can do it.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And she said okay well if you can do it then let’s go after that I went to go ask my dad and he said you think you can do it, I know I can so we go outside it takes the training wheels off.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I get on a bike without any assistance and what happens I follow, and when I fall over, and I can feel myself getting real hot any emotional in inside.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I was on the verge of shedding some tears, but my dad he asked me just like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You Okay, and some yeah and I told him I don’t want any help I got it so try to do it again and I fell to the other side, so the third time I decided to get clever and I saw a curve and I went to the curve and I put one foot on the curve, so I can balance myself on the.

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Mike Malatesta: bike.

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Prince Daniels Jr: The bike was too big for me and no training wheels right, so I get on the bike and I actually start pedaling and I can feel myself curling not feel the push down my right foot.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Left foot came and I remember the steering wheel was a bit shaky and all of a sudden, I started to gain a little speed and you know have some balance and i’m riding them like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: boom and I smashed into this big garbage can.

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You know.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So I didn’t know how to turn right.

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Prince Daniels Jr: In my dreams, you know, whenever you have a dream you don’t think about turning you just.

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Prince Daniels Jr: write it.

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Prince Daniels Jr: right away right, and so I feel, and when I feel I had tears of joy in my eyes and I got up and I was like I did it I did it.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And at that moment, that was the first time that I realized that your dreams to become a reality and that nothing is impossible unless you truly believe it is.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And the significant thing about that is no man has previously told me if you believe in yourself if you believe in this, then this could happen.

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Prince Daniels Jr: It was something that was.

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Prince Daniels Jr: esoteric metaphysical.

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Prince Daniels Jr: It was, it was a.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like a calling me my dream, it was a vision that I, I saw myself, and I believe that it could happen, and the fact that I, I believe that it could happen and I actually.

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Prince Daniels Jr: made it happen in my reality, let me know from there that wow, this is what you can do, and so that was my my beginning and that’s how it all began and that’s how it all started.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And for me I just always had that notion like like nothing is impossible, even when I was faced against all the odds, I was always.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know the person that was always going against the grain, knowing that I could do it this way and it’s going to work, and I feel that it’s going to work if I do it this way, because if I go.

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Prince Daniels Jr: That way, then i’m not going to be my authentic self and so i’ve always follow my authentic self I always knew that there was something inside of me that would allow for me to be great and, as time went on, I figured figured out what that thing is so.

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Mike Malatesta: So.

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Mike Malatesta: that’s great yeah a couple questions off of that this whole coming out of the womb courageous I love that idea and are you a parent now.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I am.

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Mike Malatesta: Okay, and as am I got i’ve got two girls and and I think one of the things that parents.

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Mike Malatesta: Get accused of a lot now like you said is you, you, you mentioned, you know it’s not it’s not how you come out it’s, the environment, you come out into and so many of us, I say, myself included, you know you don’t want your kids to get hurt you don’t want your you know so you’re perhaps overprotective.

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Mike Malatesta: or he started limiting them by saying can’t yourself, you can’t do that don’t do this don’t do that no.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah on and on.

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Mike Malatesta: And I wonder has that been your experience, how do you how do you manage it with with with your kids.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So I have two daughters as well, so.

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Mike Malatesta: i’m right there with Nice to.

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Prince Daniels Jr: See you and girl power right.

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Prince Daniels Jr: All the listeners and and i’m very conscious i’m a very conscious parent and my wife and I we we we make sure that we stay conscious and how we raise our children, because the goal as a parent is to make sure that your kids are better off than you right.

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Mike Malatesta: and

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Prince Daniels Jr: Right, so the word cant cannot be expressed in our House, even in even in just a.

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Prince Daniels Jr: casual conversation, you know, like we we substitute or we use, you know not able to right now, instead of can’t because can’t.

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Prince Daniels Jr: becomes a word that you use every day and it becomes a part of your vocabulary and when you use that word over and over again, then you have a camp mindset.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah so we’re really big on mindset and we’re really big on our our habits and and how we.

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Prince Daniels Jr: How we present ourselves our children because our children they’re constantly watching you James baldwin the great poet he had said that that children.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Do not listen tend to not listen to everything that you say, but they mimic everything that you do I know it’s been often not able to paraphrase every single thing but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah it was along those lines, and so, when you actually read that quote and then you start to become observant of your behavior your habits.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Then you start to realize like whoa okay I don’t want to repeat the same cycle So how do I break this like you know start educating myself I started being coming mindful of like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: What do I do, how do I present myself to my children, what do I want them to represent and what do I want them to see Oh, how do I want them to.

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Prince Daniels Jr: show up when it comes to their presence, you know they’ll want them to show up shy and making sure don’t want them to show a very confident and brilliant just just you know embrace that right and and being mindful of you know a good friend of mine Charlie Smith, he said.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know, even at the pool when you’re at the pool and your kids are excited and they’re running you know, the first thing we say you know.

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Mike Malatesta: Yes, yes yeah.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know, instead of just saying walk you know we.

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Prince Daniels Jr: don’t run.

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Prince Daniels Jr: don’t run and he and he said, all you have to say is walk so you may have said a couple of times but walk walk walk is better than saying don’t run.

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Mike Malatesta: Tell me the behavior you want, not the behavior you don’t want.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Yes, exactly exactly, and so, as I mentioned before, you know how I never started off by saying what I can’t do i’ve always started off by saying what I can do and and that’s what allow for me to separate myself whenever I.

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Prince Daniels Jr: participated in sports whenever I participated in anything in life, you know it’s just about what I can do and i’ve always had this affinity and a strong emits.

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Prince Daniels Jr: feeling of like I can do this.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah and and the actions follow, and I do.

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Mike Malatesta: So, after the the the bicycle dream, what was the next dream for you.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Well, it was many more, but i’m fucking pinpointed the next dream that really stood out was.

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Prince Daniels Jr: In college after being a walk on.

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Prince Daniels Jr: For the first year first year and a half the scholarship and the next year, I became a starting running back at Georgia tech when I went from number seven on the depth chart.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Running back to number one came and started running back and we played it, we had a big game against Florida state, and so we went to tallahassee and, like the the energy and environment and the gravity of the Environment was just so high, and I remember.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Prior to the game I coach he was giving me pumped up and inspire me and he said look man these guys they put the clothes on just like you, they don’t go and no phone booth and put on a Cape and some tights and some boots and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: have a big so NHS and so that right there help minimize like how you perceive you know, a team that’s like really magnified and amplify in the media right and so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: That just build up the courage and going into the game, it seemed like all the stars align you know for me to have a successful game.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So i’m i’m a walk on this, the third game of the season and i’m still trying to figure out how do I, you know, become the starting right, I am the started running back, but how to have that mentality of i’m the man now i’m just starting running back for Georgia tech and so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Because there were certain things that I was doing the first two games, where I was I wasn’t timid, I was running really hard but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I would always prepare myself to get tackled.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Instead of making a big.

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Prince Daniels Jr: run to go score a touchdown all right, and so this game that happened, but before it happened, another dream.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I had a dream that I was going to score a touchdown on dive into the end zone, and I remember.

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Prince Daniels Jr: What happened the night leading up to that so as I mentioned for like the stars were aligned at the time I was a team chaplain Derek more former running back for the Detroit lions and now he’s a player develop player development personnel person at South Carolina game cars.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And man, he was he was sharing you know, one of the stories in the Bible David and Goliath.

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Prince Daniels Jr: and his his His story was so riveting so invigorated inspiring and I just remember my my leg was just bouncing up and down and i’m looking around and everybody, like you, not filling this role.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Florida state against Georgia tech in the past and it would say you know we didn’t win this but it’s Okay, because guess what we’re going to turn this into a stone so crumple up the paper and he’s like this is the stone i’ll just play.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like let’s go over to go play right now, so that inspired me and then it goes to sleep that night and as i’m sleeping my body asleep, but I am conscious.

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Prince Daniels Jr: i’m super conscious everything that was going on the night before my roommate and I we listen to some music and I could hear the music playing the whole time we had on repeat and for a moment I had an out of body out of body experience.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Where I was able to see myself on the bed, and I remember, I was like twitching like I was a dog, you know my legs move on.

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Mike Malatesta: My dog does that all the time.

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Prince Daniels Jr: that’s how is moving I was switching switching and during that time.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I dreamt that I was going to break a long run and dive into the end zone and so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: The sun will go with the sun, and I remember.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Before I open my eyes, I said i’m going to score a touchdown.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And so now i’m getting ready for the game and it’s became flow to status is ranked top 25 in the nation, and they are this and their dad and you know they’re.

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Prince Daniels Jr: gonna beat Georgia tech, and so we end up losing the game 13 to 14 but that run became a reality.

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Prince Daniels Jr: It was in the fourth quarter, I was trying the whole game, you know, I was filling up just like what is this dream come true, I know, is going to come true, because I, I had a dream about it and it’s.

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Prince Daniels Jr: It was the same film that I had when I was five years old, so I was so familiar with that feeling I knew that it was going to become a reality, and so, at that moment.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I just kind of surrender to the process, and when I did I remember the quarterback going through the cadence blue a.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Everything started going slow most.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I remember the quarterback game of football i’m looking at every linebacker and every db that they have and i’m just talking to myself and just latest one so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: he’s supposed to be going first brown oh there’s a whole huh wow run through the whole society ah well i’m running.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know it prior to that week I remember my uncle so my family’s is very supportive and my upbringing in my environment, so my uncle was just like man you got speed man.

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Prince Daniels Jr: rely on your speed man and and stop sticking out to step on because when you do you stick it out to stick it out too early and you leave your arm out, so the definitive attacker you.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So as i’m running there’s a defender a cornerback coming from my left side, and I see him and I see him I go stick up my stuff on and i’m Colonel on back here.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I just start running.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And because I remember, while i’m running while everything’s going on, I remember exactly what Marco said.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Yes, I don’t put step one step for me and he was just like blown my speech.

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Prince Daniels Jr: house oh i’m running this is my longest running right now, like beat Oklahoma now if you don’t know and so as a running there’s another Florida state different in Holland, as from the other side of the field.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And so we made it through your life and I jump and when I jumped everything when Saddam again.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Because I came on them being in the zone in their flow space.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah right.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And because i’m running now realize like oh shit i’m running like, here we go, you know, like I gotta go gotta go let’s go to the test, now, this is the dream, the dream and as we both jumped into the air.

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Prince Daniels Jr: boom boom I land in the touchdown Atlanta, in the end zone, and I remember, I was like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I was like I was in a quiet room, but I was in the stadium.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I remember my teammate he was standing over the top of me, he was grabbing me I was like what happened, what happened if I did not score.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like did you score, and it was like did you score pick me up you know this like Dan Dan Dan Dan.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And you can hear the whole Florida state stadium, it was quiet they didn’t know what to do and I was just like he.

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Prince Daniels Jr: that’s when I realized like there is something beyond us that we have not been able to tap into it’s kind of it’s difficult to tap into it, and when you haven’t been trained to do it, you know just just kind of happens that’s what a lot of athletes they’re thrown into the zone, because.

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Prince Daniels Jr: They have out of body experience because they’ve pushed themselves, you know passion threshold.

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Prince Daniels Jr: But later on in life, I started to learn how to get to that threshold and be able to tap into the zone oh Mike and yet the thing.

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Mike Malatesta: That the Florida state crowd was in the opposite flow state of you.

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Mike Malatesta: That was it that was so that was really an amazingly vivid recollection of that those couple of moments I appreciate you sharing that and the thing you said was a thing your uncle said.

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Mike Malatesta: Was cool right and then put the thing you said was I was trying too hard.

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Mike Malatesta: Why doesn’t this happen, and I was trying too hard.

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Mike Malatesta: And when you try too hard, you probably are unconsciously, at least you’re you’re you’re dealing with the obstacles, instead of focused on the opportunity, maybe you know.

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Prince Daniels Jr: master yoda said it best you know when I was trying.

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Prince Daniels Jr: that’s what I was going to continue to do was try, he said there’s no trial there’s only.

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Mike Malatesta: Two it.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Yes, yeah do or don’t do right.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Once I stopped trying to just select go.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Remember, just like exhales.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And it happened, and like I said when the quarterback call hut just remember step to the right, I had to open step to the right and everything just slow down.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Slow whoa matrix everything to slow down.

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Mike Malatesta: Exactly what it sounded like talking about it, like you’re in the matrix yeah.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah I mean that’s exactly happens and yeah and i’ve had those moments, you know numerous times playing football but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: i’m i’m in that flow space now in life because of the practice that I do and the mindfulness that I teach.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah and I want to talk about that one more question on that I have for you is what caused you to walk on.

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Mike Malatesta: At Georgia tech what what other did you have other opportunities that you didn’t want you wanted to go here specifically or was it that you What was it.

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Prince Daniels Jr: It was my life, a little bit of.

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Prince Daniels Jr: My of my journey what what caused me to be a walk on and Georgia tech was I didn’t do well on the standardized tests, I was highly recruited in high school I had offers from major schools Michigan Michigan state purdue to lane brown colgate.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I didn’t.

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Prince Daniels Jr: That that year.

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Prince Daniels Jr: The Georgia tech recruiting coach came out to recruit at my high school for the very first time, and my coach a basic us was saying hey we got a kid highly recruited fell off the radar at the signing day because he didn’t do well on standardized tests.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Take a look at them, and so it coats so one play of me on film and he came on to meet me and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: asked me if I knew anything about Georgia tech at this time I was running track, so I was the only guy that did not sign with the school and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: They hurt my pride, but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I was always I was always doing the right thing and so whenever you do the right thing.

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Prince Daniels Jr: The right stuff comes out of that right, and so my everything was in alignment, for me, so I spoke to the culture Georgia tech turn on a.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Partial scholarship from North Texas, and I went to Georgia tech and I and the rest is history went there started, even though the odds were against me, I still had this persistent attitude this mentality that.

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Prince Daniels Jr: that nothing is impossible unless you truly believe it is and i’ve worked at it until my dream became a reality.

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Mike Malatesta: And how was the how were you received by the rest of the team Prince as a walk on and that’s that’s it.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Any or later.

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Mike Malatesta: Well i’m i’m thinking that later on, it was pretty welcoming.

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Mike Malatesta: But at it at the beginning yeah.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah at the beginning, your walk on.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Your dummy you know.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Just set the tone, the coaches, they set the tone and you know how your representatives, and you know they give you an odd number like you get the you get the 100 numbers.

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Prince Daniels Jr: In the locker room so everything you know that the if you want a team, you know stops at 99 right from zero to 99, and so I think I had 104 That was my number 104 and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know, but I had what a lot of other team teammates did not have, and that was hard not like so much heart like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: to the point where I wasn’t afraid of anybody or anything, and I was willing to to fight and scrap with anybody because I knew that ahead of me.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And it was expressing itself, and that was me expressing myself that I know I can do this, I believe, I cannot see it, and the only the little opportunity that I would get.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And so just raw talent and pure desire, will you know to to make it happen and I didn’t know how I was going to make it happen, but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: visualization played a big part in there and just being able to see yourself over and over again, if you said that you’re going to do something.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Make sure that all your actions lead towards that and that’s what I did, and so my teammates oh It started off as like who this who is this kid man.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Okay, I was going hard and practice, and if anybody is starting to slow down, you know, but I did and, eventually, you know the respect came, because when.

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Prince Daniels Jr: The pivotal moment for me was when my coach told me at the time, because at the time, he told me that I saw.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Tommy I certainly wouldn’t amount to anything that I was to mechanical, and so I wouldn’t play Georgia tech, and my chances are planted Georgia tech a one in a million.

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Prince Daniels Jr: My chances depending the nfl one in a billion, so I took that that moment that meeting, you know as my fuel to fuel my rocket and I made it up in my mind that I wasn’t allowing anybody tell me what I can and cannot do and so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I worked, I worked, I became a student I study.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I just put my all into what I was doing it’s just stay focus in the process and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I would run two workouts in the morning time and run back to the dorm room after workouts when my teammates they will offer me rise and I turned on the rise, I was so determined somebody told me that I Sutton that that I couldn’t make it.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah and I, and I knew that I could I felt that in my spirit, you know so that was the first time that I was faced with.

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Prince Daniels Jr: adversity, but I was faced with.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Something that was out of my control and my coach is telling me that I wasn’t good enough, and so you can either fault or you can flourish and so to flourish.

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Mike Malatesta: Do you think, so it sounds like terrible coaching do you think that the coach was trying to motivate you or break you down.

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Prince Daniels Jr: The ladder okay definitely yeah I don’t think any if you want to get something out of your players out of anybody.

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Prince Daniels Jr: be writing in and speaking to them in a condescending manner it’s not going to you know.

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Prince Daniels Jr: it’s not going to allow for them to play at their full potential.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah you think that would be obvious to everyone, Prince but there’s still a lot of coaching and leadership out there, by the way, that’s it that’s what that’s what they think works.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Exactly exactly and people need to be motivated and need to be inspired.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Right, because that comes from that all comes from the inside, but you know I think you know a lot of coaches, have still rooted in no way, this is what they were taught, you know, but things are changing things are constantly changing and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Some coaches keep that same regimen routine and mindset and you know they usually find success like 20 years later right but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: In between that time all they had to do was just be able to adapt.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like a new way not, not even a new way but adapt the way that adaptable to the change that’s happening right, and they were winning more but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah some code to still do it and that’s that’s what they’re going to stick with that’s what they were taught and so they said, this is the tradition, this is how we do it is how you win games, they have that belief and they never changed.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah and excel having a little bit of success with that, despite that approach.

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Mike Malatesta: Can can sort of blind you to to that approach really works, instead of opening your eyes to a way I can still win and not to I don’t have to do that in fact I can win more.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Right exactly exactly.

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Mike Malatesta: So in 2006 that one in a billion chance yeah happened.

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Mike Malatesta: So.

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Mike Malatesta: What did it what.

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Mike Malatesta: You know what when that happened, what did it feel like and then, when your career in the nfl ended, what did that feel like because I think that gets to you know all the work you’re doing now, so in a three year period of time, you went from one in a billion.

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Mike Malatesta: chance being realized to you know now what right so help help help me understand what that was like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Well, I mean the.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Getting drafted was like a.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I remember remember like it was yesterday, I was in New York and on was under the impression that I was going to get drafted on the very first day with you know within the first and third round and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I didn’t get drafted until the next day.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And so, all this anticipation, you know, create it anxiety and fear, with me.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Alright, so I just said, the next day I love my you’ll watch a TV i’m not gonna watch TV I don’t care, you know i’m just gonna put my phone over there, I don’t care if anybody calls me right, I was just trying to avoid.

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Prince Daniels Jr: The the unknown and the unknown outcome so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I decided to take a shower and all of a sudden my phone rings this unknown number, just like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So pick it up, and it was the baltimore ravens and they it’s funny because they pj Dallas it’s like Yes, this is he is I this is so, and so from the baltimore ravens Has anybody called you like, no nobody called me they’re just okay we’ll call you back like what.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: A man yeah you mess with my emotions man turn off the shower and get out of the shower.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And so i’m sitting there you know I turned on the TV and i’m sending that I got the phone, but I mean it just like baltimore ravens is on the clock right and i’m just like they don’t have hot well what kind of phone calls that and so it’s like five minutes left and they say.

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Prince Daniels Jr: They say we, the baltimore ravens.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know own o’clock my phone rings like one minute later after I see that and I five minutes, and if I pj days we’re going to select you as our hundred and 32nd pick in the fourth round, you are raving when you know i’m just like what this is real, you know so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: At that time, my my parents my mother and my sister they were down the hallway and at the got drafted on to some of my face flash before the screen Mel kiper he was talking about, maybe, just like man I just read the baltimore ravens just got a job or pj Daniels.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like everything came up on the screen and just wow that’s me and and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: From there, like my mom my sister was knocking on my door, did you do, did you did you did it in.

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Prince Daniels Jr: A hurry to put some clothes on a caveman and we rejoice and it really excited and I just told the Raven I said, you know, like you got yourself a jewel you don’t even know yet and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So I was ready to work on just told them I said i’m ready to work on ready to ready to be the best running back in nfl.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And you know, I was on to a good start, but one thing that I did not have was a mentor I had a coach and a teacher, but I didn’t have a mentor and I needed a mentor because the way that I.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I process things was always like from up from the top down to the bottom, never from the bottom, to the top, you know my mind was just always trying to figure out how this whole system works and once I understand how it works, then I understand hey this is where I fit in.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I notice, where I fit in.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Because of what i’m going to excel because I understand this, this this this and this and I did not have that so my career was short live and after that now going to when I was released from baltimore it was my going into my third year.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I was incentivize with for do will you know get a new contract so it’s my contract here and I end up getting hurt at the beginning of the season, and that was really devastating because I.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Injury other than.

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Prince Daniels Jr: meniscus and my knee yeah yeah so.

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Mike Malatesta: Labor is in your hip.

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Mike Malatesta: Is that where that is.

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Mike Malatesta: In your shoulder shoulder.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah so I ended up injury my leg my leg room from a run and then I tripped over my own foot, I was running so fast so don’t.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Try to put my hand down the brace my fall and that’s just grinded it out, you know the momentum the momentum from our body just grinding it out my shoulder and so anyway.

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Prince Daniels Jr: That was the end of my my my third year my contract here with the ravens, and this was during training camp.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So I had to make a decision, if I was going to play that year, because when I set out the year, so I decided to sit out and do a rehab back at.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like a my Alma mater and I spent time there and basically sequestered myself from from the ravens because mentally and emotionally I wasn’t there.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Right, I was ready to contribute uh I was ready and everyone saw that I was ready and everyone knew that I was ready, because I had this intense focus, not to mention I just spent a week at the monastery before I went back to camp and I was just saying to myself.

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Prince Daniels Jr: ready to take i’m gonna take this to a whole nother level and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: When I got injured seemed like everything just.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Just this failed on and and you know I just lost love for myself last love for the game, and it really have much direction, so I didn’t want to be around too many people, I just wanted to go back to.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Where it all started and just get back to the basics, and so I went back to Atlanta Georgia and that’s what I started doing just by myself in a one bedroom apartment no furniture just Arabic and that was it and my dog, and so I will go running in the woods, with my dog and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: look to rebuild myself and so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: When I when I came back to baltimore like I barely saw anyone I barely show my face so when it came to baltimore they said that it was going to go in a different direction, and you know, I was devastated because I did rebuild myself mentally physically and emotionally but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: The opportunity wasn’t there anymore, and so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Looking back, you know, I was blaming others, but it was me because I didn’t know how to communicate I didn’t know how to say I need help, I didn’t know how to say.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I don’t know what’s going on with me, but I want to be here, but I don’t want to be here because I don’t want to lose it, you know, I was threatening people.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know i’m just in a very bad mental space, I was just.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah my my threats, I was making threats and so.

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Mike Malatesta: Like coaching staff or to the.

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Mike Malatesta: management or two teammates.

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Prince Daniels Jr: To teammates.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And you know, and I was willing to carry out those threats.

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Mike Malatesta: And so that seems like a dramatic change.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah it was man, and you know, because just angry angry I wasn’t able to contribute angry I wasn’t able to produce anger I wasn’t able to live out my dream, and so, when you get angry at yourself start lashing out at other people and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know, for me it was.

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Prince Daniels Jr: that’s what I was doing, and so I had to I had, I felt, you know I knew that I had to remove myself, so I did not carry out that stuff because.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know, I was really passionate about what I did, and I was very good at it and I just figured out the game of football from a mental standpoint.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And and that’s when I realized like man like I needed I needed someone needed someone to guide me just point me in the right direction and say hey you okay all right man just do this like let’s talk every day.

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Prince Daniels Jr: All right, and i’ll coach you through it i’ll be your mentor and and but since I did not have that.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know I didn’t know what to put my emotions into it know what all my energy into except from the stuff that I learned in the past and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah so that’s how that’s how my career.

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Prince Daniels Jr: With baltimore they came back they told me was gonna release and get.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Going a different direction, and at that moment, I was done and paralyzed I didn’t know what to do, and so I have all my workout with the buffalo bills, but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I wasn’t prepared, because I didn’t know what the next thing was going to go to the next thing that was going to happen once I was released in baltimore so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Once I had to work out with the buffalo bills I wasn’t I didn’t really get in shape.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know just kind of like sitting around like on my hands twiddling my thumbs trying to figure out like what’s next and so after that workout I started working out.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I never received the phone call so i’ll miss my opportunity and I worked out for a whole year, and no one of no one called and that was a moment where.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Just became depressed after that, and that that spirals into something else.

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Mike Malatesta: And what hmm you have a program now that you run called game beyond the game where you help other players.

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Mike Malatesta: figure out their purpose, you know after playing which, I imagine, is difficult for a lot of people because.

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Mike Malatesta: You know, when you when you commit yourself to being doing something at the highest level and get recognized for it.

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Mike Malatesta: it’s pretty pretty heady stuff right and you think it’s, you know as young people, you probably think it’s going to go on like that forever right like you’re invincible like you’re you deserve that or whatever.

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Mike Malatesta: But how did you get.

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Mike Malatesta: You know how did you move beyond the game, so you mean you mentioned, where you were where you were it sounded like you were in a really bad place mentally you know mentally spiritually maybe to.

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Mike Malatesta: physically maybe.

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Mike Malatesta: But what what how did you get you know, beyond the game.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Great question.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So I got the and again, you know one step at a time, one day, at a time and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Luckily, I had.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Something set up, as I mentioned before, before my career ended my second going going into my second year that’s when I started going to the monastery star in attaining going to the monastery.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah and I really got focused my going into my third year when I when I was when I was injured.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And I was just mad at everyone and luckily.

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Prince Daniels Jr: While I was at home, and I was playing my three day demise.

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Prince Daniels Jr: There was a it was a moment where.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I was.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Given the advice to meditate and I was saying to myself how in the hell is meditation going to save me this doesn’t make no sense.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And so it actually did I had a meditation for one hour and out of that one hour had a realization and and and enlightenment moment and so from there.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I made the decision to go and live at the monastery for some time, and I did, and so from there, it allowed it allowed me to discover who I was because you know I had an identity crisis identify myself as being a professional athlete and that’s where I was you know.

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Prince Daniels Jr: The baltimore ravens running back pj dale’s so I wouldn’t present myself as the as pj Daniels the baltimore ravens running back, it was the baltimore ravens running back pj Daniels so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: That right there, it was like a strong indication that.

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Prince Daniels Jr: My identity was tied up into being a professional athlete and I had to strip myself or their identity and and find a new identity, which was within me, you know which everyone has.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And, and so I started looking within because I needed I needed to do that, and so what I help other individuals do is.

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Prince Daniels Jr: discover their purpose, you know their vision and help them create the mindset and create a manageable mindset, to be able to see that, through and live into it and so that’s what I do right now and that’s what game, the end game focuses on helping all athletes.

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Prince Daniels Jr: see their potential after the game and make a more of a fluid transition.

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Mike Malatesta: Right.

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Mike Malatesta: that’s amazing, thank you for sharing some of that, by the way, because as i’m as i’m thinking through i’m like.

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Mike Malatesta: You know it’s one it’s amazing introspection to and the meditation I would have thought, if they were me.

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Mike Malatesta: And I was already feeling the way you described yourself as feeling the last thing i’d want to do is meditate because the only thing I could think about was the thing that was I didn’t want to think about.

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Mike Malatesta: What what’s the the the you’d been going to the monastery before you mentioned that and.

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Mike Malatesta: Even though you were going you still had this identity crisis that you mentioned, after your third year what what made you go there in the first place, and then what made you think that that was the way.

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Mike Malatesta: For you, to get out of this when you had already been there, you know directly before the season, you described, and you know it didn’t seem to get you where maybe you want it, you.

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Mike Malatesta: needed to be I guess your head.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah so what I want when I initially went to the monastery is for more selfish reasons to.

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Prince Daniels Jr: improve my game right.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Just like i’m about to be the best running back in the nfl so I need to take my mindset.

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Prince Daniels Jr: To a whole nother level and I felt the best way to do it is to actually go to a monastery and spend time with monks and really understand.

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Prince Daniels Jr: What life is about because I felt that once I get this understanding, I can come back and this is going to be a piece of cake right and so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: that’s what led me to the monastery and also, I have to I have for uncles but two of them are for uncle’s they were the inspiration behind me.

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Prince Daniels Jr: go on to the monastery because they will go to a monastery and when they would come back, they would be glowing.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like literally blowing like had this aura around them, and you can see it it’s just like wow so scintillating This is like yeah like whatever that’s he did I want some of that.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And so I mean and you didn’t just see it like like here and there, but you can see, it all the time and everywhere that we would go by people would just stare at us.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And because my uncle’s they had this glow about themselves, and you know, I was always attracted to that glow and I had that glow myself, but I wanted it to be as imminent as their glow was.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And so, and I knew where they were going I knew where the source words so slight what i’m going here and that’s what led me to the monastery but then at them my career was over.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I needed some to lean on and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: What I needed to lean on was myself, and so the monastery was really good, because I was all about looking to sequester myself.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And figure out, who I was and so that was always been my thing, and some of the advice that I received after retirement was going back to school, you know, going to be a business person and and you know do these things right, but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: that’s not what I felt in my heart that that wasn’t what my intuition was saying, because I needed to know who I was and I didn’t want to get distracted by.

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Prince Daniels Jr: What I do because I was, I was just like let down from that same situation of you know, identify with what I did instead of who I am, and so I needed to know who I was before I went out into the world to to do something right and so that was my my conviction in my devotion of.

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Prince Daniels Jr: going to the monastery and spending time there because I need to know.

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Prince Daniels Jr: That there was more to this world, and I have been exposed to it.

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Prince Daniels Jr: at a young age to my dreams right and so now, I wanted to see you know if this was a whimsical experience or, this is the real deal and I realize, eventually, it was a real deal, and so I was very proud of myself but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: that’s what motivated me and inspired me to go to the monastery just felt like I had no more options, no more lifeline That was my last lifeline and so just like what the heck.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah okay.

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Mike Malatesta: And how did you know.

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Mike Malatesta: When did you know when you knew who you were and how to you know, like when did you know how long did it take.

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Mike Malatesta: Because i’m just really curious about I love the the journey, and I could see myself on the journey, I could see my listeners on the journey and then i’m could see myself asking Okay, am I, there is to know who I am yet you know how did, how did, how did that come for you.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know, in the same way.

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Prince Daniels Jr: When you know that’s you’re hungry, you know that you’re thirsty.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Right it’s nothing that you, you question.

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Just.

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Prince Daniels Jr: On myself.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And it didn’t happen instantaneously It took some time because, again, I had to strip myself of.

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Prince Daniels Jr: What I identified as and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: recreate rebuild recondition myself to who I am now and once I had an opportunity to look within myself that’s when I became whole you know I didn’t come holier than thou I became whole.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Because you know.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Who.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Exactly yeah like so I spent the time looking within.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And we don’t spend time looking within ourselves we’re not taught that we’re taught, you know, to look for success outside of yourself to look for money outside of yourself to look for other things outside of yourself happiness and love you know when all of that comes from within.

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Prince Daniels Jr: All right, and right so once you know i’ve had i’ve experienced.

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Prince Daniels Jr: A lot of enlightenment moments in my life and in the beginning, you know started off small and it’s one of those things that you question like did.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Did that really happen, I think i’m having some psychotic problems, right now, you know i’ve seen bangs have visions like losing my mind my mind.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Is this real well, but the more and more.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You practice, the more you become familiar with the things that you think are not real they become real to you and the things that you perceive is real they’re not so real I just an illusion.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And so from that moment, you know I started realizing like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: wow this is, this is it, and so you you go through a point of being exposed to vulnerability and after the vulnerability comes like you start shedding tears.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Start crying because it’s like you merge with the light that’s so bright and that reminds you how illuminating you are, you know, in the inside and from there is.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You walk different you talk to, if you carry yourself different you can feel the love inside of yourself and that’s what I felt and that’s what I knew.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Oh yeah, this is it, this is it you know and so that’s how I carry myself, and so I carry that.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Whenever I speak to other people whenever I work with them whenever I share the information with them that there’s something inside of you there’s a light there’s inside of you, but you don’t know how to allow that light to.

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Prince Daniels Jr: blossom to illuminate to shine bright and, and so I go through the mechanics and I give them tools to be able to work on that because whenever they get an opportunity to see that, like that i’m describing.

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Prince Daniels Jr: what’s words or an adequate to describe what I see but whenever I put them on that path, and they actually continue with the practice and they become a student of the practice then eventually they will witness that like and when they do, they feel whole and not holier than thou.

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Mike Malatesta: Thank you for taking us through that story because i’m I was thinking that about your dream, when you were dreaming about scoring a touchdown and you dreamed it and then your eyes popped open.

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Mike Malatesta: And you were like ready to go and I imagine that there was some point along this journey where and maybe you don’t know when, but your eyes popped open you go okay Now I know why i’m really here, I thought it was this but it’s really this right.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And it’s constantly changing as well.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know, but for the most part.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like the the journey is is the same, but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like the new road they’re being added to the journey new paths as well, but.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know you have to be able to adapt with the change.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah and realize, you know, like there is a bigger purpose so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: connect with that bigger purpose be magnetized a bigger purpose and to live into it and whatever comes just allow it to come and go, just like the wind, just like water, just like the weather, just like anything.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah.

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Prince Daniels Jr: All right, and so you enjoy the flow of life, you enjoy living life and not being afraid not to live and that’s really started discovering yourself, you start seeing that, and you know, and the more and more you witness it, the more you normalize it and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: It doesn’t look like something that’s miraculous anymore just looks like there’s normal yeah when other people are like wow that was miraculous and you’re like yeah I was normal.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I see it all the time it’s just like what like what are you talking about man like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Like how did that happen, just like Oh, they did this this this and a little bit of belief isn’t right yeah and you know people like me or whatever man you use Mr guru and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah and I love it but it’s you know, like I get it, I get it, I get it, I see it, i’ve been exposed to it.

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Prince Daniels Jr: To where like I.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You know what you’re looking at you know not what you’re looking for, but you know what you’re looking at.

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Prince Daniels Jr: And when you know what you’re looking at, like any beginning I didn’t know, but when someone is supposed me to it, I know what I was looking for, and when I saw what I was looking forward and I eventually learned what to look at so oh yeah that’s the cause and effect see.

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Mike Malatesta: When I know it yeah when I know what i’m looking for I know what i’m lucky yeah I like that.

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Mike Malatesta: Exactly.

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Mike Malatesta: So yeah it sounds to me like what it’s.

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Mike Malatesta: You know, have a purpose to last a lifetime yeah.

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Mike Malatesta: Right, because if you have a purpose that last shorter than a lifetime you’re going to be searching for something you can never get.

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Mike Malatesta: Right.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Right hmm I love that yeah you hit the nail on the head.

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Mike Malatesta: So Prince, how do.

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Mike Malatesta: How do people that want to get more of you work with you learn from you what is what’s, the best thing for them to do to touch base with you.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I go to my website at Prince Daniels jr calm you’ll find out a lot of the information of all the things that i’m involved in and then of doing.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Have a podcast on.

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Prince Daniels Jr: apple and spotify and it’s called the Prince during his junior show constantly given out tons of information there and speaking to incredible individuals that are made in life, and they were successful and been able to maintain the success also do workshops.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Every second, and fourth Saturday.

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Prince Daniels Jr: it’s my energy series workshop, and when I say, energy, I mean inner G, as in your inner greatness your inner good you’re in a godliness yeah in a genius right, and so, and under that bracket.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Of the energy workshop I have five ways to learn how to control and manage your emotions three ways to create a powerful mindset and how to get rid of fear and so those workshops two hours long and just just I just shed light on you about.

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Prince Daniels Jr: how you think and how.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You you approach life right, so all this does is help you unlock your people forum it’s something that’s inside of you.

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Prince Daniels Jr: But yeah go there you go to my instagram page, and you can click the link in my bio you can sign up for all of the things that I have one or you can find my book.

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Prince Daniels Jr: On amazon.com it’s a mindfulness for the ultimate athlete mess on a balance between power piece for was written by Calvin megatron Johnson jr.

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Mike Malatesta: Prince Daniels jr COM, so I was listening to one of your podcast and you said something like this.

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Mike Malatesta: You know who’s who’s telling you you’re not incredible is it other people telling you, you know incredible or is it you telling yourself you’re not incredible and.

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Mike Malatesta: I just want to say you’re incredible so i’m telling you you’re incredible I know you already know that i’m telling you you’re incredible Thank you so much for joining me today and.

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Mike Malatesta: And for sharing your wisdom and your story and your experiences and it’s been amazing I really, really had had a great time getting to know you.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Well, thank you so much, my God, I received a philly Thank you and yeah I love I love that I said that like it’s so funny like that I hear some of the things that I say like hey where did that come from a.

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Prince Daniels Jr: lot of things is just channel it I opened myself up to receive the knowledge and the wisdom and so whenever I verbalize it oh i’m just i’m in the moment and i’m channeling channeling it.

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Prince Daniels Jr: and hear it again, I like oh someone echoes and i’m like wow I said, my God is awesome but yeah it’s it’s who is telling you that you will not incredible at all like.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Someone.

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Prince Daniels Jr: That feel that they’re in competition with you will never tell you that you incredible and so, if you’re looking for validation outside of yourself then use you start your day off your life off on the wrong foot.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah look for the validation within yourself because it’s you that have to go out and.

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Prince Daniels Jr: go against everything that’s going on in the world, you know people going to give you a million knows you know, but that 1,000,001 time.

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Prince Daniels Jr: You may get that yes, and so, in order for that to happen, you have to build some type of resiliency at home by yourself at least building some type of positive ormers around you, you know, by saying that i’m amazing i’m incredible i’m brilliant on i’m powerful.

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Prince Daniels Jr: So and use those words to do that, and you create this positive aura so that way whenever you go out into the world whenever negativity strikes you and it doesn’t bother you at all you continue to stay on your path never deviate from it and so.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Those are the reasons why I share those things you know and we don’t hit out enough, and so my job is to.

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Prince Daniels Jr: help push that out, so people can realize like look raise your vibration level by using these words, these powerful words because it can work the opposite way.

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Prince Daniels Jr: If someone tells you that just stupid idiot you’re not enough and eventually you start believing it, so why not substitute those words for something that’s positive so that way you can build yourself up instead of beating yourself.

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Mike Malatesta: Right yeah so for everyone listening if you’re not telling if you if you’re the one telling yourself you’re not incredible just change it tell you stuff you are because that’s what you are and then make it true.

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Mike Malatesta: that’s true.

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Prince Daniels Jr: that’s it.

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Mike Malatesta: prints Thank you so much.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Mike Thank you so much.

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Mike Malatesta: Okay cool excellent excellent Thank you this is fun.

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Prince Daniels Jr: It was man I enjoyed myself.

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Prince Daniels Jr: As well it’s been a while, so I really talked about this and more of a conversational fashion.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Without being interrupted with the next question.

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Mike Malatesta: So thank you okay.

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Prince Daniels Jr: I enjoyed the flow.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah well I like giving people space, because you know that’s where you get people thinking, and you know it’s.

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Mike Malatesta: You gotta give space.

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Mike Malatesta: can’t just can’t just can’t just bombard questions yeah.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Right.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah so that was awesome so thank you so much for.

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Prince Daniels Jr: That there’s anything needs to do just send it to.

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Prince Daniels Jr: info I press COM Prince Davis jr COM.

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Prince Daniels Jr: yeah take it from there.

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Mike Malatesta: yeah great and Would you mind doing a little like saying something at the end about your experience here.

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Prince Daniels Jr: No, not at all, not at all what would you like, for me.

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Mike Malatesta: You can just you can just say who you are and say something about your experience on the on the podcast with me or you can say what I say whatever you want to say.

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Prince Daniels Jr: This is how it happened okay.

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Mike Malatesta: How did happen yeah so yeah so when you get ready you just go 321 so we know where to market and say what you want to say and.

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Mike Malatesta: All right.

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three.

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Prince Daniels Jr: hi my name is Prince Daniels Julia and i’m here with Mike talking about some incredible things and how you can be successful in life, no matter what you go through, remember, nothing is impossible unless you truly believe it is, and this is how it happened peace.

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Mike Malatesta: Beautiful that was awesome.

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Mike Malatesta: That was awesome Thank you so much.

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Prince Daniels Jr: Oh, thank you Mike and enjoy yourself and we’ll be in contact soon yeah.

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Mike Malatesta: sounds good thanks so much okay see ya.

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