Saints Defensive Back Player Usama Young to Guest Star on Insightful Player™ Television Show on MingleMediaTV.com
Tonight, June 28 7 PM EST
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New Orleans Saints defensive back Usama Young, one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com tonight June 28 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.
Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions. “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Usama Young and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show. Carew was inducted into the International Coaching Federation (ICF) New England Chapter’s newly-established Hall of Fame on June 13.
The Insightful Player™ team members, like Young, are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League. The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.
The short-version of Usama Youngs’s Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer. On the show, Carew will discuss Usama’s work with his Usama Young Youth Foundation.
Excerpt from Usama Young’s Insightful Player Profile
Usama initially thought it was his fault that his parents got divorced. Most kids in this type of situation feel exactly the same way. He wrestled with feelings of sadness and anger when he had to go back and forth between his parent’s houses. Every time he left one of his parents, he was heartbroken to be leaving them. At first, Usama had a hard time understanding why his parents lived separately. His greatest wish at the time was that they would get back together.
Usama said, “Every kid wants their parents to be together. It is so sad that most kids think it is their fault that their parents broke up.” He wants kids to know it is never their fault, that it will work out in the long run, and that most often it is in the very best interest of everyone. He encourages kids to work through this and get support. Yes, it can be difficult, but their lives will be much more positive for it.
Usama affectionately recalls how his parents did their very best to keep a smile on their kids’ faces. Both his parents remarried and his mom blessed Usama with a little sister who is 8 years his junior. He adores his little sister so much that he couldn’t get on the plane fast enough to visit her and his beloved mother for a few days during the Saints’ bye week.
Usama’s father became a Christian when he remarried. His mother continued her dedication to her Muslim faith, always reminding Usama to pray. His dad took him to church, but as a young teen Usama resisted. One of his brothers told him to listen to his father so Usama started to pay attention at church. As things began to sink in, his appreciation for his blessings reached new heights.
When Usama hits bumps in the road he relies on his faith. “It is easy to be happy when everything is good and everyone is on your side. As soon as things go wrong, we have a natural tendency to put our heads down and complain or even give up. This is when I am motivated to push myself farther and try even harder.” He refuses to let life beat him down because he believes the tough times make him stronger and wiser. He looks at the bumps in the road as opportunities for growth that strengthen his character and make him resilient. He is amazed how this approach has expanded his perspective of what is possible.
The person Usama admires most is his dad. “I really listen to my father because he has never steered me wrong. He has always helped me and still does. My father has great qualities. He is attentive and funny. He always has a smile on his face. He stands up for what he believes and will put his foot down if he needs to. I have always respected him and he is such a loving guy.”
While Usama was attending Kent State he got a frightening phone call from his family. His father was diagnosed with cancer was in intensive care fighting for his life. Usama dropped everything to be by his father’s side. He was stunned when he saw his father with eyes shut and hooked up to so many tubes.
Usama was scheduled to play in a college all star game, and not just any all star game. This was part of the National Football League’s pre-draft process. Usama didn’t want to play because he couldn’t bear to leave his father’s side. His family rallied around him and reminded him that his dad would want him to play in the game. With the inspiration from his family, Usama did play, and he played very well. This created an opportunity for him to get drafted later on. Today his father is healthy, happy, and cancer free. For Usama, seeing his father so sick was surreal. It was unimaginable to see his healthy dad in that vulnerable position. This opened Usama’s eyes and made him respect and appreciate his father even more.
The Insightful Player™ is brought to you by Coach Chrissy Carew, Master Certified Personal and Business Coach. Chrissy has been deeply inspired by her father, the late Coach Walter Carew, Sr. Her beloved father is in several Halls of Fame as a high school football coach (as well as high school and college player). He used the game as a way to help kids build strong character and teach them valuable life skills. The Insightful Player™ was created to help make our world a much better place. To contact Chrissy Carew visit http://www.coachcarew.com or call 603-897-0610. ©2010 Coach, Chrissy Carew
Other Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.
Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.
For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player visit http://www.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.