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Marques Ogden: Inspiring Leaders through Real Life-Changing Experiences

"Unfortunately, we often find ourselves holding onto the past because it is comfortable, and we have made it a part of our identity. It’s harder to work through a change to see growth verse just accepting the pain of the past


Marques attended Howard University from 1998-2002, where he played Division I football. He then followed his dream, eventually getting drafted into the NFL in 2003, where he played for 5 years as an offensive lineman with the Titans, Bills, Ravens, and Jaguars. After that, he became a successful entrepreneur in the construction field, with a multi-million dollar company. His life was full of success.

In 2013 it all crashed down around him: Ogden got involved with a bad business deal, and he ended up losing everything. Money and friends.


He could have just blamed the faith, the society, or whatever. On the contrary, he took accountability and started from the bottom a new life, inspiring people to succeed in business, speaking openly about his mistakes, and explaining to leaders how to avoid the reasons that caused his past failures. His book “Sleepless Nights Sleepless Nights: THE NFL: A BUSINESS AND FAMILY” became a bestseller and now Marques is a famous Speaker, Business Consultant for companies as AXA Advisors, The Home Depot, JP Morgan, and Chase, to name a few.


Follow his Linkedin account is truly inspiring, and in his blog he always gives quick advice as:

Albert Einstein’s famous line states: "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.

- Is your past holding you back?

Do -

1. You refer back to the past or how you use to do things.

2. You continuously seek the same jobs, relationships or habits over and over.

3. You allow those who are not benefiting you back in your life continually.

4. You fear change.

5. You compare yourself, job or relationship to past ones.

6. You are not flexible with differences.

7. You are not willing to step out of your comfort zone.

8. You continue to point blame.

Living in the past never allows you to achieve your visions. It would be best if you were willing to accept what has happened, learn from it and remove yourself from being the victim of those incidents. Unfortunately, we often find ourselves holding onto the past because it is comfortable, and we have made it a part of our identity. It’s harder to work through a change to see growth verse just accepting the pain of the past

You have the amazing opportunity to send questions for Marques by registering to our workshop, designed entirely around your needs, fears and expectations.


After registering, send your question to hello@inspiringpeople.info.


Marques will reply LIVE on October 2nd, 2020.



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