Serendipity With Inky Johnson

Serendipity With Inky Johnson

Join Inky Johnson for an insightful dialogue about the occurrence and development of events in one's life that happen by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

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October 18, 2021 53 min

In this episode, Inky and DeMarco discuss living a life of authenticity and gratefulness. Gratitude is not just an emotion, it's a principle. No matter what happens, whether we're up or we're down, we should still be grateful. Why is that? It's because, there is a danger in going through life thinking, "When I get this or when I have that, then I'll be happy." Doing so robs us of the joy of happiness an...

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Welcome to Season 2 of The Serendipity Podcast. In today's episode, Inky and our brand new cohost, DeMarco Mitchell spend some time talking about raising kids that are prepared for the future. Whether you are a parent, coach, mentor, educator, family member, or friend of a young person, there is something to be gleaned from this episode.

DeMarco, an experienced educational professional, was one of the most influential teachers a...

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September 27, 2021 13 min

Has something in your life ever gone wrong but it ended up going right? It’s likely that there are difficult circumstances that you’ve had that were excruciating in the moment, but as you reflect on it later, you realize that it was one of the best things that occurred.

As we head into Season 2 of The Serendipity Podcast, Inky reminds us of the meaning of Serendipity and why he started this podcast. He reminds us that success and a...

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September 20, 2021 45 min

It is officially the end of Season 1 of The Serendipity Podcast and in this episode, Inky reflects on the last 30 weeks. Many times when we meet people, we think that’s where they’ve always been but that’s never really the case. During this season, Inky introduced us to amazing individuals who overcame obstacles, opposition, and adversity and learned from their life’s experiences to get them to where they are today. In this episode...

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Inky joins Sinclair Cannon, a father and former collegiate athlete. Sinclair shares candid details about a few serendipity moments in his life that have come together to create the man that he is today.

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In today's episode, Inky talks to his eighth-grade math teacher and basketball coach, DeMarco Mitchell. DeMarco, who is now a Principal in Atlantic Public Schools, speaks candidly about his journey as an athlete, coach, and educator and how he uses those experiences to speak life into today's youth. 

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August 30, 2021 19 min

Do you take time to reflect on yourself, your relationships, your decisions, and your life in general? In today's episode, Inky sits down with Tory Dandy. Tory is the co-head and managing partner at CAA Sports Football Division. When he sits back and thinks about how he got to where he is today, it is the power of self-reflection, making good decisions, and mentorship that propelled him to be the man that he is today.

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August 23, 2021 21 min

"In life, there will be some failures. Everything will not start out right."

Today's guest is Coach Flo, Auburn University's Women's Basketball Head Coach. She shares her remarkable story of how she transitioned from athlete to coach, even though she had no intentions of ever coaching. Throughout her journey, she encountered challenges and difficulties but they were all necessary for her growth and development a...

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Do you believe that you can live out your goals, dreams, and aspirations in life in spite of the twists and turns life takes? This week, Inky is joined by the individual that was the inspiration for the Serendipity podcast. Ramon Foster is a former football guard who played 11 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is also a close friend of Inky's who knows and understands that serendipity is all about life taking you on an un...

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Today's guest grew up hearing his father say, "Tough times don't test your character, they reveal your character."

Inky is in the studio with Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Scott Barbour who shares his life journey that includes changing gears after he recognized that his dreams of being a professional softball player were not going to be realized. Through this candid dialogue, you will learn how, just like Inky, Dr. Barbou...

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August 2, 2021 41 min

In this episode, Inky is joined by Robert Ayers, a former American football defensive end that played 10 years in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Listen as Inky takes you through the ups and downs in his life and how every experience made him into the man that he is today.

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“Your struggle is your strength. If you can resist becoming negative, bitter, or hopeless, in time, your struggle will give you everything.”

These are the words of Author, Authentic Servant Leader, Charismatic Transformational Executive, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist Anthony Tuggle. In this episode, Anthony shares his captivating life journey, inclusive of unexpected kidney failure in his 20s, that led him to ...

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In today's episode, Inky converses with Aaron Walters as he shares his journey from being a boy just trying to make some money to be the husband, father, and CEO that he is today. As serendipity would have it, Aaron started off his career journey from the stockroom and literally worked his way to the boardroom, and he did so having a focus on people and their needs. Listen to find out more about Aaron's unique life journey.

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“Every single person is deserving of dignity no matter how damaged or disrupted the shell that carries it.” Terrence Lester believes that we should not look at the outer appearance of a person to define their worth. In addition to being a husband, father, and activist, Terrence is also the founder of Love Beyond Walls, a foundation based in Atlanta. Started by Terrence in response to systemic poverty in his own life and in the live...

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July 5, 2021 25 min

Have you ever taken some time to stop and reflect on what truly matters in your life? In this episode Inky is joined by NBA basketball assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and player development trainer, Phil Handy. Phil Handy speaks candidly about the effect the 2020 pandemic had on him and he realized that it allowed him time to grow personally. He also shares information about his journey that got him to where he is now as ...

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Duke University Assistant Head Football Coach Trooper Taylor joins Inky on this episode to talk to us about how setbacks in life eventually lead to the best comebacks. A believer, he trusts in the Biblical promise that, “All things work together for good for those who love the Lord.“ Many times you have to go through it to get to it.

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June 21, 2021 25 min

In this episode, Inky talks to Lewis Caralla, the head strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Tech University. In his capacity, his focus is not just about the physical strength and conditioning of the football players. At the core of physical strength and conditioning is a mental commitment to the process. As Lewis Caralla says, “Hard work pays off, but no one tells you when. Can you maintain your patience when you don’t know ...

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June 14, 2021 28 min
“If you were to look at your life in the mirror and see your hopes, dreams, and what you want to become, would you say that those hopes and dreams are still what you want?” Those are the words of today’s guest, Duke Preston. Duke is a newly engaged father, former NFL player, a Seminary graduate, and Director of Player Engagement for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are the 2021 Super Bowl champions! Grab a pen and paper, because you...

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June 7, 2021 23 min

This week, Inky talks to former linebacker and American Football inside linebacker coach for the New England Patriots, Jerod Mayo.

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May 31, 2021 33 min

This week’s guest is Liberty University football coach Hugh Freeze. In addition to being a phenomenal coach, Hugh is an amazing motivator and example of how to succeed in life and pushing despite any of the “D’s” life; death, disease, or disappointment. How we deal with these moments really determine how we will finish. 

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