In part two of our all-access episode with Kojo Mensah-Bonsu, we get straight back into it, taking stock of his story so far, where he is now finally living out his dream of playing Division I basketball at a top-tier university. A late pre-season injury put Kojo out of the game of basketball but into the game of life, where he learned some enduring lessons about being thoughtful and understanding people’s true intentions.
As we discussed in part one, Kojo has always understood his role serving others and the greater good, and this is clear in the way he has lifted his siblings up and paved the way for them. His devotion to helping his brother, Pops, make it to the NBA highlights his abundant mindset and the pride he takes in seeing his loved ones win. One of those nearest and dearest to him is his wife, Noel, whose will and focus continue to blow Kojo away. We hear about how their love story and the universal forces that brought them together. Kojo also, bravely, shares the story of his son, Noah’s passing, the impact that this had on him, and how they keep his memory alive today.
Moving over to his professional life and his transition from basketball to the professional world, we discover the tough lessons Kojo learned about asking for help and how his arrogance got in his way. Learning to be a student and seek out help has been a gamechanger in propelling him forward. Towards the end of this incredible discussion, Kojo reflects on his main takeaways, including holding onto your dreams at all costs, not allowing faith and fear to exist in the same space, and the importance of being self-aware. Wrapping up, we ask, “What Would You Do?”, where we hear Kojo’s take on humbling yourself to get to the top. Don't miss out!