Happy Labor Day And The First Monday of September 2017! Can you believe we’re about to enter the last quarter of the year (well in October)? This year has literally flown by! Anyways, it is my pleasure to introduce September’s Man Crush of the Month: Trajuan Briggs. He is an educator on the football field and in life. He coaches football at the University of New Mexico and is also pursuing his Masters in Sports Administration. He loves to read books to grow mentally and spiritually as well as go out to bowl. The only thing he believes is unique about him, is his mother is Nikywa Prevost – he states, “No one else in life can say that.”
How would you describe your personality in three words?
Bowl Of Gumbo.
Which do you prefer to listen to your heart or your brain? Why?
Heart: I personally feel the brain will tell you what you want to hear. Your heart gives you that punch in the Soul if you know you’re doing something wrong and cannot dodge it.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Amerie… Can y’all tweet her this? I feel like we can be great in life together
Who do you think should make the first move males or females? Why?
Both. If you find interest & want to know that person get off your high horse and get your boots muddy
What’s the longest relationship you’ve been in? What did you learn?
1 1/2 years. If she says no she don’t want anything to drink or eat…. Buy her something anyway.
What motivational words would you tell someone on the come-up?
Life is full of stepping stones. Don’t be content in the now when you know there’s more to come across in the future.
What’s the most awkward date that you’ve ever been on?
The one where my date’s mamma invited her date inside but mine left me hanging at the door. No more double dates.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Coaching College football and helping guys realize you can be an All-American on the field and in the CLASSROOM
What do you usually do to let a girl know that you are interested in her?
Text her “Hey Big Head”
What is your favorite and least favorite thing about yourself?
Favorite: I never take life too seriously
Least favorite: I don’t take life seriously enough lol
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My little sister. Has really turned my mental around about having kids, treating women, and reevaluating my purpose.
What are your lifetime ambitions?
Be the best son, father, and husband that’s ever walked this Earth.
Why do men often look over the average girl?
What’s an average girl? Every woman is special in her own way whether it’s negative or positive. Don’t put yourself on a scale.
Why do guys tend to hide your feelings and not fully express them?
I can only speak for myself. Men don’t like to seem weak or if they are needy for affection. Plus personally I get weird around emotions being thrown out there it’s just like “ok well what now?”
What do guys do to make them feel better after a long day? What are your forms of self-care?
Watch ESPN or read. I can’t speak for everyone.
What are you most afraid of living in today’s society?
Having to whoop some young kids ass for breaking my sister’s heart… Kids be cold against they elders these days
How do you seize and take advantage of every single day?
Ask myself all the time “What is your WHY?” You keep that in mind the things you dread doing to make you better become worthwhile.
What do you feel men aren’t recognized enough for?
What’s the most discouraging part about being a man? How do you deal with it?
Well for me I played college football, I’m a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and I’m a black man with a beard. So from the jump, the identification of being heartless, a player, and someone not to be taken seriously is irritating as hell. I’m no angel nor the most innocent but I can’t stand judgment off the jump.
How are you changing the world?
Letting others know that they can make the change. Can’t do it by yourself so why not teach others in return?
What’s one thing you want the world to know about you and who you are?
I’m not Fijian lol. I’m a black man so stop asking what I’m mixed with.
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