Episode 4

EP 04: Playing the Long Game from the NFL to Finance with Jedidiah Collins

Published on: 26th February, 2020

What do a professional football player and a financial planner have in common? As it turns out, the answer is a strong sense of goal orientation, exceptional perseverance, and the ability to reverse-engineer the process of reaching the finish line. 

Jedidiah Collins’ eclectic story began with a record-breaking stint in college football at Washington State, followed by 8 years in the NFL, much of which was spent with the Saints. The wealth of knowledge and strategy he gained there unexpectedly carried over to a financial planning career with industry giant Brighton Jones. Ever evolving, Jedidiah got involved with speaking and went on to start the Rookie to Veteran podcast, where he dedicates himself to teaching others the ins and outs of financial fitness.  

On this episode of the Rigging the Game podcast, Dan and Jedidiah share insights on topics ranging from the lessons we can take from Drew Brees’ practice rituals, how journaling connects you to both your loved ones and yourself, and the critical importance of beginning with the end in mind.

What You’ll Learn 

  • How incremental gains add up to a lofty goal

  • Why following the process will bring the results to you

  • What Oreos have to do with your spending habits

  • And much more!

Favorite Quote

“I can steal inches daily. And that’s how I’m truly going to add up and get to the ultimate objective, is by identifying, where are those marginal gains I can go and get?”

- Jedidiah Collins

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Rigging The Game
The Rigging The Game Podcast is the top resource for entrepreneurs who want unconventional strategies and tips to win at business and life on their terms.

Entrepreneurs who are breaking through barriers while setting new standards in their industry recognize that the cliché, cookie cutter, and conventional recommendations about finance and business don’t apply to them.

This podcast will release you from the “WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING” chains so you can massively win at business and life by playing your game.

Painful shyness intersecting with an insatiable desire to compete (and WIN) birthed a relentless curiosity to understand how to massively win at business and confront fears without conforming to a set blueprint.

This show is for the purpose-driven entrepreneur who recognizes that the cliché, cookie cutter, and conventional recommendations about finance and business don’t work because they’re playing a different game.

As a painfully shy kid, I often found myself on the sidelines quietly observing the game of sports, life and business until the flames of competitiveness grew to a bonfire and took over. From the ashes, birthed a relentless curiosity and drive to understand how to massively win at business and confront my fears without conforming to a set blueprint.

I share the unconventional strategies and tips I learned to make sure you win (get what you want) under your rules. Hear all the “a-ha” moments as a business owner, dad, exercise enthusiast and serial idea generator while interviewing other thought leaders who have developed their own strategies to rig the game to win.