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The Blueprint with Eliot Marshall

Sep 18, 2023

From the iconic sports arenas to the tight-knit communities of collegiate football, Coach Deion Sanders stands as a testament to the power of dedication—not just to the game but to family. The rise and impact of Deion Sanders in the Colorado Buffaloes’ program is a lesson in unwavering focus and commitment.

Here's what Coach Prime’s journey with the Colorado Buffaloes can teach us:

1. Beyond The Personality: Often, strong personalities like Sanders' can eclipse the intent behind their actions. It's not about agreeing with every aspect of someone's character; it's about recognizing the results of their work.

2. A Father’s Vision: Before anything else, Deion was a father. His primary mission? Ensuring the success and greatness of his children. By putting his children first, he inadvertently lifted everyone around him, offering a blueprint for other parents: Prioritize your kids, and success might just follow in unexpected ways.

3. The Ripple Effect: Sanders’ influence on his own children created waves, reaching other talented youngsters like Travis Hunter and Dylan Edwards. By focusing on his immediate circle, Deion impacted countless others, proving that personal dedication often has community-wide effects.

4. The Value of Financial Success: Criticisms have arisen about Sanders profiting from his efforts. But isn't that the American dream? To find passion, work diligently, and reap the rewards? Sanders sold his brand successfully, but always with a deeper purpose in mind.

5. Redefining Legacy: While many chase individual legacies, Sanders' vision for a legacy goes beyond personal accolades. His investment in Jackson State and now with the Colorado Buffaloes is a testament to his drive to change narratives, shape futures, and leave an enduring impact.

In essence, the 'Deion Approach' is less about the glitz and more about the grit. It’s about prioritizing those who matter most while pushing the boundaries of what's achievable.

To many, the phrase "Be Like Mike" resonated as an athletic aspiration. But in today’s age, with shifting values and understanding of success, "Be Like Deion" is emerging as a mantra. Not just in athleticism, but in parenting, leadership, and life.

In the end, it’s not just about chasing your passions, but also channeling them for the betterment of those you love. As Sanders shows us, when you align your strengths with your love for your family, magic happens.

Discover your passion, harness your power, and share your purpose with the world. The rest, as they say, is history. 🌟🏈🌎