Reggie Ford: What is the process of perseverance?

Raised in poverty by a single teenage mother, Reggie Ford has been fortunate to receive an education from some of the most elite institutions in the country. This diverse background has helped him understand the common threads that run through humanity. He is an old soul, a lifelong learner, a humble teacher, and a natural go-getter, bringing a unique and valued perspective to those around him. He empowers everyone he encounters as he continues to grow into his best self. His story of turning the pain and struggle of his past into peace and abundance captivates audiences and makes him the epitome of perseverance.

Reggie is an award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, mental health advocate, and social activist. He is also a proud husband of Katie and dad to their beloved dog Rosie. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, practicing and teaching yoga, and spending time with loved ones.

In episode 432 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Reggie chose Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate experience and Masters Degree, what was the most difficult part of being a first generation student, how he was able to pivot once he realized he wasn’t going to the NFL, what motivated Reggie to write the book “Perseverance Through Severe Dysfunction (PTSD): Breaking the Curse of Intergenerational Trauma as a Black Man in America”, what happened the day he had a panic attack that left him unable to think clearly, what are ways college students can prioritize their mental health and wellbeing, what is the process of perseverance, and how today’s college students can build deeper connections with other students on campus and gain that sense of belonging. Enjoy!