Bumps In the Road vs. Roadblocks

Obstacles are opportunities to prove how bad you want it! I posted the above statement on my social media pages last week and received some interesting responses. Some understood it, but there were a few who were a bit confused. Not quite sure of the confusion but anyone who is seriously committed to achieving a goal, the point should be loud and clear. Read more »


I posted this question on my social media pages recently, and received an overwhelming response from people asking me “what are you talking about?” That's fair because it is an odd question. However, for the few who have played football at some time in their lives, quickly realized it’s a question more than likely a coach would ask. Read more »

JJ Birden on The Whitney Reynolds Show

Listen in as Whitney interviews former NFL football player JJ Birden who is now a bestselling author and keynote motivational speaker. Learn how JJ and his wife Raina had to make a split-second decision which had an immediate impact our their family. Read more »

JJ Birden Shares Coaching Point #44 - The Process

What does learning an NFL playbook have to do with achieving your goals? See my newest coaching point and find out. Read more »

JJ Birden Keynote Motivational Speaker's New Demo Reel

It's been an exciting year of speaking. I've had the privilege of sharing my presentations of Seizing Your Opportunities and How to Lead and Perform at the Highest Level with companies from various industries. Read more »

The 5 P's for Success!

I heard this one at the end of the Rio Olympics as Michelle Carter won the Gold Medal in the shot put. When asked about her success, she responded, "my Dad Michael Carter is my coach, and he always reminds me of the 5 P's for Success." Read more »

Retired NFL players go through Wellness Assessment program at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach

I just experience two days of the NFL Wellness Assessment. It was probably the most extensive physical I’ve had since the NFL Combine back in 1988. Learned a lot about my health in what I’m doing right what adjustments I need to make.... Read more »

Dealing With Life's Interruptions

Today's blog is to help you exceed and be the best of the best at what you do and what you pursue. Coaching point #41 will help you achieve this because life will give you some of these along the way. Read more »

JJ Birden on the Oregon Football Huddlecast recaps the Oregon Ducks vs Boise State Broncos

Former Oregon Ducks players JJ Birden and Rod Green, recap the disappointing Las Vega Bowl loss for the Ducks against Boise State Broncos. The Oregon Ducks did not look good in this performance. After everything that's taken place over the last few weeks with the coaching changes, we expected the Ducks to dominate. Instead, it was Boise St. who dominated. Read more »


Former Oregon Duck football players JJ Birden and Rod Green, discuss Oregon Ducks upcoming bowl game versus Boise State Bronco in the Las Vegas Bowl. Read more »


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