Roderick Strong

Roderick Strong – From the Ring to Real Life: Leadership Lessons

Christopher Lindsey aka ‘Roderick Strong’ is an American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he performs under the ring name Roderick Strong. He is a member of the Undisputed Kingdom stable and is the current AEW International Champion in his first reign.

Roderick Strong opens up about his challenging childhood, marked by his parents’ tumultuous relationship, his mother’s battle with drug addiction, and the traumatic event of his mother shooting his father when he was just 11 years old.

Roderick shares how his experiences growing up have shaped his perspective on parenting and the importance of creating a safe and nurturing environment for his son. He emphasizes the significance of allowing his son to be his true self and fostering a sense of safety both physically and mentally.

Throughout the conversation, Roderick highlights the role of friendship and community in his life, emphasizing the importance of surrounding oneself with supportive and understanding individuals. His insights offer a powerful reminder of the transformative power of self-awareness, resilience, and the pursuit of genuine connections in navigating life’s challenges.

Larry’s Takeaways

  1. Safety is more than physical; embrace individuality.
  2. Transparency and honesty build strong relationships.
  3. Overcome past trauma to create a better future.

What You’ll Learn

00:01:22 – Family Background and Trauma

00:06:21 – Shared Upbringings and Parental Issues

00:07:26 – Host’s Personal Reflection on Family

00:09:24 – Wrestling as an Emotional Outlet

00:11:11 – Parents Reuniting and Wrestling Career Start

00:16:09 – Personal Growth and Vulnerability in Wrestling

00:18:19 – Making a Career in Wrestling

00:20:20 – Learning from Others’ Blueprints

00:23:13 – Rebuilding Relationship with Mother

00:29:08 – Parental Absence and Reconnection

00:30:53 – The Impact of Substance Recovery on Relationships

00:32:38 – Marriage and Transparency

00:39:15 – The Importance of Being Transparent

00:41:00 – Alarms and Interruptions

00:43:03 – Sharing Personal Stories Publicly

00:44:52 – Parenting and Encouraging Expression

00:46:09 – Ensuring a Child Feels Safe


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