Last Thursday my persistent efforts in sending direct messages to Mr. Rodriguez's IG account finally paid off when he responded with: "I can do today around 4 pm if that works for you."
And when Paul Rodriguez (AKA P-Rod) calls, you answer. In this case, I hit record even though my 19-month-old son was playing in the same room creating a less than ideal recording environment.
I've been following Rodriguez's career ever since he hit my radar around 2003, in fact, I'm wearing a pair of his signature Nike shoes today as I write this.
Aside from Paul's accomplishments in the skateboarding world, he is a super passionate person with a motivating mindset. I even started questioning the size of my dreams mid-conversation. Enjoy!
Some of the big takeaways:
Paul's view of Hard Work Vs. Talent
Jay-Z Vs. Nas