LISTEN NOW! Or WATCH FULL PROGRAM! One can only imagine the difficulty a sports agent undergoes when having to negotiate a sports contract. As an offensive lineman for the Los Angeles Chargers, Russell Okung, doesn’t rely on an agent. He does it himself! Not only does he break the mold in how athletes take care of their contracts, he is also the highest paid in the NFL, in his position. Okung is not only defending people on the field, but also off the field. He has created GreaterGood to help those underprivileged to have the opportunities that their present situations do not afford them.
In an interview with CBN News, Okung was asked about his efforts off the field and his spearheading work to start “Be Greater”. In response, he shares, “we’ve essentially leveraged the sports platform to work through technology to give people opportunities and access in the technology sector.” He continues to explain how his labors are responding to the inequalities and income differences in the workforce.
When asked how his actions have affected the lives of others, he responds with the question of what does it actually look like to “love your neighbor”. Answering his own question, he shares, “it means that we have an obligation with one another in every facet of life. In every facet!” He continues, “it starts with being present in somebody’s life. Somebody that may not look like you, may not understand you. But, just going out of your way to just be there.”
This is the essence of the VFN Kingdom Business mindset. All of us have been gifted into a particular area of culture, or maybe multiple areas. Whether it be in business, education, arts & entertainment, media, government, family, or the church; all of us are called to advance God’s Kingdom. Okung is doing this very call and he is changing lives.
Okung is not satisfied knowing that many are out there living their lives unable to escape the environment of their own neighborhood. “Imagine that chaos and imagine there being a solution that you can change that environment because you believe that there’s potential there. That you believe that what you do will matter so much that nobody will ever have to experience that in their life, again.”
When we are blessed in this life, we need to bless those that are around us. God doesn’t mind us being blessed. He wants the blessing to pass through us and to others. Be encouraged and lifted up as you see the whole story of how Okung is using his talents on the field to change lives off the field, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Russell Okung, NFL, Los Angeles Chargers, Greater Good, computer science, computer technology, Blessed 2B a Blessing, mentoring programs, Arts & Entertainment, T.D. Jakes, Kingdom Impact, and 7 Mountains of Culture. Greg and John shared in this segment.
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