Welcome to the eleventh episode of The Sandbox, a podcast for those who want to live the best version of their life and are seeking the skills, strategy, and mindset to do just that.
Today’s guest is Daniel “Dee” Goines, who has spent the last 15 years crafting an impressive career in higher education. His stories illustrate how to create opportunities for yourself and capitalize on making the most of them. He has an infectious personality with a humble storyline. Oh, and he shook The Rock’s hand (you’ll hear more about it in the episode).
This episode is perfect for someone who has been going through a time of rejection and needs some inspiration. I hope you enjoy it!
[3:06] Dee’s difficult route to college
[18:14] Dee meeting his mentor John Buck
[27:23] Advice on how to overcome rejection and cultivate more hunger
[33:39] How you go from knowing no one in high school to being a super connector in college
[44:57] How Dee met Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
[55:41] Dee’s thoughts on the current racial climate and advice on being an ally
[22:28] “If you think about it, all the cool people have one name.”
[31:32 “All of those 10 times I asked for a job, it was like an interview 10 times.”
[36:25] “Buck taught me the value of remembering someone’s name and greeting them by name.”
[37:54] “Just call me Dee.”
[44:30] “No stands for next opportunity.”
[49:56] “Having a plan, and not giving up, and like knowing you have to make stuff happen.”
[50:44] “It’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice.”
[53:29] “She said, Danny, there is a Santa Claus.”
[1:01:22] “If you care about a piece of property more than someone’s life, then there is a greater conversation that needs to be had.”
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