Jeff Locke is a professional football player who was drafted in the 5th Round of the NFL Draft in 2013. Jeff spent 4 years as the starting punter for the Minnesota Vikings and continued his career with the Colts, Lions, and 49ers over the next 2 seasons. He most recently played for the Arizona Hotshots of the AAF. He earned his degree in Economics from UCLA and was a 4-year starter on the football team.
While in the NFL, Jeff enjoyed spending some of his time as a mentor and advocate with ACES, a program that provides sports-based curriculum to improve math skills and social-emotional learning for low-income students. He has also developed and presented financial literacy presentations to the rookie groups of each NFL team he has been a member of. He has a passion for financial education and plans to dedicate a part of his post-football career to helping others improve their financial well-being.
In his downtime, Jeff loves spending time with his girlfriend, golfing, and riding his bike. He enjoys reading across multiple disciplines, such as history and psychology. An Arizona native, he now resides in Santa Monica, California.
In this podcast, Jeff and Cindra talk about:
- How mindset is what separates the best
- 2 practices of the World’s Best
- 5 ways the mental game helped his game
- Why mastering the process over outcome is essential
- Why he still mediates every day
0:25 – Interview Introduction
5:10 – Jeff’s Passion
6:40 – Jeff’s Perspective on Mindset and Performance
11:30 – Jeff’s Rookie Experience
16:00 – A Struggle Jeff Went Through and How He Overcame It
19:50 – How Jeff Handled Criticism From Fans on Social Media
24:10 – Most Impactful Mental Training Principle That Helped Jeff’s Performance
30:00 – Other Mental Game Strategies Jeff Implemented in Football
39:00 – Jeff’s Meditation Practice
41:00 – Jeff’s Purpose Statement
44:10 – Jeff’s Work in Finance
52:40 – Summary
53:50 – Jeff’s Final Message
You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jeff.