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Disrupt Now Podcast Ep. #39: Letting Passion Win NO Matter the Obstacles

Host: Natalie Viglione

· Podcast Episode

Letting passion (I like to say purpose) win no matter the obstacles that come your way is a life lesson that we can all take to heart.

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Meet Josh Doster

On this episode, special guest, Josh Doster, a Running Back on the Carolina Energy Arena Football team, explains how he overcame obstacles to get to play again; football is his PASSION!

Why you should listen, here's what you'll hear in this episode:

  • How you can overcome adversity to get to where you want to go... maybe not in the EXACT way you dreamed.
  • Why you should NEVER give up on your dreams. 
  • How hard work always pays off in the end!

Josh grew up in Gaston County located in North Carolina and went to Gaston College before he started working full time with his father at his construction company. He thought he'd play pro ball, but somehow life went another direction for a while.

He grew up playing football from the age of 7 and knew that's the sport that he wanted to do. The bond with the team was unlike anything he experienced and he had played a lot of other sports including basketball, baseball, swimming, and track, but football was always his biggest passion.

Some of the best athletes he knows came out of his county where he grew up, but as he saw a lot of them get older, he noticed that they went down some darker paths taking them away from what they’re good at which he did NOT want to do.

In high school (2006-2010) he received all-conference awards 3 years in a row and was awarded the defensive player of the year award.

So he had great success in high school, then a wrist injury hit.

Boom – down. Change of plans.

Then, an unplanned but awesome thing happened, he had his daughter.

Change of plans again.

After that, he started playing again and kept re-injuring himself so he had to totally change his plans... AGAIN.

Do you see a theme here?

After all of the hits that kept coming as you'll hear in this episode, he's grateful as it all molded him into the person he is today.

His BIGGEST lesson:

You have to take responsibility for your actions… no matter what.

Fast-forward to 2018.

He became the starting running back of the Carolina Energy Arena team and went on to lead the league in rushing yards and touchdowns in the FIRST season (until an injury that hit in the 6th game).

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Go see him play if you're in Charlotte, NC!

He's the Running Back with new Carolina Energy Arena Football team.


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