How a Super Bowl Champion and Entrepreneur Got Back Up After Adversity Hit

Setema Gali, high-performance coach and Super Bowl champion, shares how the end of his football career and the mortgage crisis helped him strengthen his mindset. August 24, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. NFL champion, entrepreneur and performance coach Setema Gali talks about the successes and difficulties he had when transitioning from professional athlete to the business world. Gali breaks down how his football career prepared him mentally to get back up each time he was knocked down. Then, he explains his path to redemption after being forced to declare bankruptcy, as well as how he was able to rebuild after honing his door-to-door sales skills. Gali and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss topics such as how professional sports can provide an individual tools to succeed in business, stopping your pride and ego from getting in your way and what it was like for Setema to sell his beloved […]

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Success Lies in the Subtleties, and Every Second Counts

John K. Coyle, discusses why a moment’s duration doesn’t correlate to its value. Read_More Related posts: I Once Had 5 Jobs in One Year. Here’s How I Finally Found Career Success. How to Be an Inspired Leader and Motivate Employees to Success 6 Ways in Which You Can Make Your Business an ‘Overnight Success’ The Secret to Success No One Tells Entrepreneurs Why Online Success Is Not a Spontaneous Experience How to Look Beyond Your First Venture to Create Sustainable Success 7 Ways We Ruin Our Own Success 5 Big Lies That Block Your Progress — and How to Conquer Them

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How to Use Your Calendar Like GPS

This author breaks down how he perceives time and offers insight on how to maximize it. August 17, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Steven Griffith is an author of The Time Cleanse and performance expert on the connection between time, productivity and performanc. In this video, he talks about his perception of time and promotes his techniques and habits that not only minimize some of the most common distractions we face, but also help maximize the return on the time we invest. Griffith and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss the importance of the pragmatic calendar and the detrimental effects that technology has on our lives in terms of productivity. They share their perspectives on strategies they use to prevent the phone from wasting their time, the distinction between goals and intentions, and the beneficial impact that sleep and meditation have on your productivity. […]

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How the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Has Maintained Its Dominance

The new book “Powerhouse” provides insights on the secrets to build a winning team. August 15, 2019 10 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You probably enjoyed watching the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s recent World Cup win, but do you know the tactics that the team used to win it all? To find out more about how the team has been able to create a dynasty of success and how those strategies can be applied to business, I reached out to USWNT legend Kristine Lilly and John Gillis Jr., to talk about their new book, Powerhouse: 13 Teamwork Tactics that Build Excellence and Unrivaled Success.  David Meltzer: I’m going to start with you, Kristine. What was the motivation behind the book? Kristine Lilly: I played on the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team for 23 years, and it was such a successful organization. We not only won at the […]

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Why Discipline Is the Ultimate Cheat Code for Life

This video breaks down how a more disciplined approach to business can change your life. August 15, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Mark Brazil, co-founder of IKONICK, talks about his strategies for winning every day, including the morning routine that he uses to get each day started off right. Brazil shares his insights about the difference between the typical East Coast and West Coast approaches to business, as well as his thoughts on the best way to build beneficial relationships. Brazil and The Playbook host David Meltzer chat about topics such as the importance of giving value first without expecting anything in return, tips for effectively balancing your work and family life and the need to support other entrepreneurs by sharing your situational knowledge. Related: Damon Wayans Jr. Says Hearing ‘No’ Means It’s Time to Work Harder Read_More Related posts: This Daily Habit (with a Twist) Is the […]

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Damon Wayans Jr. Says Hearing ‘No’ Means It’s Time to Work Harder

The comedian, actor, writer and co-founder of the app Special Guest talks about the similarities between the entertainment world and entrepreneurship. August 13, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Damon Wayans Jr. sits down with The Playbook host and Entrepreneur Network partner David Meltzer to talk about work ethic, entrepreneurship and the entertainment business. Click play to see more. Related: Nobody Will Take Care of Your Money Better Than You Read_More Related posts: Rapper Nipsey Hussle Reveals the Art of Being a Self-Made Millionaire 7 Elements of a Strong Work Ethic Why Being a Good Entrepreneur Means Taking Care of Yourself First Your Employees Will Work Harder If You Give Them This One Thing (and It’s Not More Money) For This Company, Maintaining a Healthy Culture Means Not Taking Itself Too Seriously Deep Work vs. Shallow Work What ‘Earnings Per Share’ Really Means for Your Investments 35 […]

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Nobody Will Take Care of Your Money Better Than You

Troy Murphy, founder of Sweven Wealth and NBA veteran, discusses what it takes for athletes and entrepreneurs to build their wealth. Read_More Related posts: Startups Need More Than Money to Succeed — They Need Smart Money Why Being a Good Entrepreneur Means Taking Care of Yourself First This Entrepreneur Needed a New Tube of Toothpaste and Ended Up Creating One of the Top Natural Oral Care Brands How to Protect Your Money from Getting Eaten by Health-Care Costs #FinancialFreedom SPI 228: Taking Care of Yourself as an Entrepreneur with Jeff McMahon Volvo’s Shared ‘Care Key’ Will Keep Your Teens From Speeding How Brands Get People to Care. And How Yours Can, Too. Phone Safety on Planes? Passengers Don’t Care.

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Barstool's Dynamic Duo Bonds Over 'Beatz N Eats'

Willie Colon and Large, co-hosts of a new Barstool Sports program, talk about the production of their newest show and their paths to working in media. Read_More Related posts: Warren Buffett Says He Eats McDonald’s 3 Times a Week and Pounds Cokes Because He’s Not ‘Bothered’ by Death 7 Ways Kajabi Has Made the Process of Selling Your Expertise Easy 3 Easy Legal Mistakes That Retail Businesses Make A Look at the World of Influencer Marketing through the Mind of Tal Melenboim SPI 304: Building an Online Course From Start to Finish Why How-to Content Continues to Grow Is Creating Online Tools Better Than Writing Content? SPI 238: How Marco Schwartz Built a Business Based on the Internet of Things

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Why Akon Says There’s No Such Thing as Mistakes

Akon, musician and entrepreneur, shares his thoughts on the importance of mentorship for business leaders and more. August 6, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Akon and The Playbook host David Meltzer break down how the music icon works to learn from the next generation of musicians. Related: How Jan Stenerud Turned a Ski Scholarship Into a Pro Football Hall of Fame Career Read_More Related posts: These Are the Most Common Tax Filing Mistakes for Entrepreneurs — and How You Can Avoid Them Don’t Make These Web Hosting Mistakes! (FS283) Former Navy SEAL Commanders Say New Leaders Always Make the Same 2 Mistakes The 3 Dumbest Business Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make Most Often 5 Common Mistakes That Keep Venture Capitalists From Investing Get Your Business Off the Ground by Making Mistakes 6 Top Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make and What to Do Instead 4 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make […]

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A Crypto Conversation with Trevor Koverko, CEO of Polymath

This CEO shares his journey from hockey player to blockchain entrepreneur. August 5, 2019 11 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Questions about cryptocurrency and blockchain are some of the most common questions I get asked. So, in order to broaden my understanding of the market, I got in touch with Trevor Koverko, the CEO and co-founder of Polymath. I’ve been working to learn more about the many opportunities for entrepreneurs in cryptocurrency, so I reached out to Trevor Koverko to do an interview on the subject. Trevor, I’m a sports guy, so I’m going to ask you right off the bat, how does an ex-hockey player get involved in crypto? Trevor Koverko: It wasn’t a straight line. There were zigs and zags along the way. Hockey was my first love and job. In Canada, that’s pretty common, actually. My career highlight was getting drafted by the […]

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How Jan Stenerud Turned a Ski Scholarship Into a Pro Football Hall of Fame Career

Hall of Fame placekicker Jan Stenerud talks about his unorthodox journey to the NFL and how he was able to live the American dream. August 4, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Jan Stenerud, the first placekicker to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, talks about coming to the United States to attend college on a skiing scholarship, the unique way his kicking talent was discovered by coaches, and what it was like as he learned how to play American football. Stenerud and The Playbook host David Meltzer share their thoughts on a variety of topics such as making the most of the opportunities that you’re given, how to handle pressure as a kicker and entrepreneur and the achievability of the American Dream today compared to the past. Related: The NFL Legend Who Graduated College at 74 Read_More Related posts: The NFL Legend Who Graduated College at 74 […]

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The NFL Legend Who Graduated College at 74

Bobby Bell, one of the most versatile football players of all time, shares his journey to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. August 3, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Bobby Bell, Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, talks about his upbringing in a small town in the South and his eye-opening arrival to the University of Minnesota. Bobby goes into detail about the misconceptions about being a professional football player and how the low pay forced him to get a full-time job at General Motors. Bell and The Playbook host David Meltzer chat about the promise Bobby made to his father about his education and what it was like to graduate college at age 74. The pair talk about their love of the Rose Bowl, how Bobby was able to parlay his success on the field to his off-the-field ventures and what it’s like to be […]

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Kevin Mawae on a Faith-Filled Road to the NFL Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL center, talks about how finding faith empowered him to change the way he looks at life. August 1, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Kevin Mawae, Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL center and Quality Control Analyst for Arizona State football, talks about finding faith and spirituality during his time in the NFL and how he makes the most of the platform that he’s built through his career as a professional athlete. Mawae and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss how the passing of Mawae’s brother forced him to re-evaluate his priorities in life and how important role models are for young athletes. The pair also discuss what faith and forgiveness mean to them, as well as how to make the most of the talents you’ve been given. Related: Nobody Gets to the Hall of Fame by Accident or by […]

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3 Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand

Watch this free Entrepreneur Insider session with renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer, who will help you build a brand that resonates with your audience. July 31, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Today’s global marketplace presents entrepreneurs with the opportunity to compete and win against some of the world’s biggest brands. David Meltzer, renowned serial entrepreneur and top business coach, will help you to build a brand that resonates with your audience and empowers you with the skills and knowledge to differentiate your personal or professional brand from your competitors. Related: How Storytelling Drives the Purchase Process In this session, you will learn how to find the frequency of your brand and utilize the “Stage Theory” to find the right mix of content, access and mediums with which to connect to your audience. When you understand how to combine traditional and digital media — and create […]

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Nobody Gets to the Hall of Fame by Accident or by Themselves

Champ Bailey discusses how trusting the team around you can set you up to achieve greatness. Read_More Related posts: How to Make Money Through Social Media This Tattoo Artist Fell in Love With the Art When He Was 16. Here’s How He Made a Career Out of It. How to Become the Best Possible Version of Yourself Lessons From Jonte ‘Too Tall’ Hall, a 5’2″ Professional Basketball Player Jason Hall on Why Every Client Will Doubt You (and What to Do About It) SPI 232: How Lucas Hall Built and Sold an “Ultimate Resource” Blog How to Not Let Fame and Fortune Go to Your Head How Christopher ‘Drama’ Pfaff Used His MTV Fame to Build a Fashion Brand

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Secrets for Generating 7-Figure Sales

The co-founder of Build Your Empire shares his thoughts on the most effective strategies for generating sales. July 28, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Speaker and entrepreneur John Malott shares some of the direct sales strategies he’s used to create more than 600 six- and seven-figure sellers after he overcame a drug-induced heart attack and multiple arrests as a young man. Despite dropping out of school, John was able to educate himself on the ins-and-outs of entrepreneurship, and now he empowers other entrepreneurs as the co-founder and Chairman of Build Your Empire. Malott and The Playbook host David Meltzer share their thoughts on why the roles of compassion and truth in the business world need to be more prominent, as well as how listening to the negative beliefs of others can limit our ability to excel. Related: How Brian and Michael Orakpo Tackle Business Together Read_More Related posts: […]

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How Brian and Michael Orakpo Tackle Business Together

Brothers Brian and Michael Oprako shed light on how their experience as athletes prepared them to launch their own businesses. July 27, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Former NFL player Brian Orakpo and his brother Michael talk about their recent business ventures, including Athlete Connect and Gigi’s Cupcakes, as well as their vision for the future of those businesses. The pair discuss how they strive to separate their family matters and business operations, as well as their views on how to effectively bootstrap a startup. The brothers and The Playbook host David Meltzer provide insights on when to give away equity in a project and how to be successful when working with your family members, as well as how the best ventures will evolve and expand after their initial launch. Related: How to Find the Right Job in Sports Read_More Related posts: How to Be an […]

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How to Find the Right Job in Sports

Here’s how two businessmen landed great jobs in the sports industry. July 25, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Nick Baker and Russell Silvers, co-COOs at AEG, talk about how digital media has forced a shift in the sports industry, as well as how they work together in order to generate sales and create brand activations surrounding some of the world’s biggest sporting events. The pair of sports executives sit down with The Playbook host David Meltzer to discuss the best way to find a job in sports industry that fits you and your skillset, whether working your way up in an organization is your best option and how the digital age has changed the sports industry — particularly when it comes to sponsorship. Related: The Hospitality of the Fashion Industry   Read_More Related posts: A Boost for Sports Betting and Fewer Babies Named Alexa. 3 Things to Know […]

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The Hospitality of the Fashion Industry

This fashion founder talks about how his experiences in fashion and hospitality prepared him to launch his own brand. July 23, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Sid Mashburn, founder and CEO of Sid Mashburn clothing, sits with The Playbook host David Meltzer to talk fashion, hospitality and the preparation necessary to start a business. Click play to see the full conversation. Related: So You Want To Be a Sports Agent? Here’s What You Need to Know. Read_More Related posts: The Fashion Industry Is Insanely Wasteful. Can Blockchain Fix It? Katie Sturino Has Built a Business Promoting Positive Self-Image and Fashion for Plus-Size Women Like Her How This Instagram Artist Turned Her Passion for Fashion Into a Freelance Career How to Build a Famous Fashion Brand 5 Launch Lessons From Khloe Kardashian’s #GoodMama Fashion Line My Book and Baby Are Due the Same Day! Follow Along […]

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So You Want To Be a Sports Agent? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Harrison Gaines, CEO of SLASH Sports & Entertainment, talks about the ins-and-outs of being an agent for professional athletes. July 21, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Harrison Gaines, CEO of SLASH Sports & Entertainment, talks about his realization that he needed to start preparing for his “second career” after basketball, as well as how an internship at a sports agency showed him first-hand the variety of roles agents can fill for their clients. Gaines and The Playbook host David Meltzer share their thoughts on some of the misconceptions that sports fans have about being an agent and how to prepare clients for life after their careers. The pair also discuss helping athletes make the most of their finite time in the limelight by building an organic brand while they are still playing. Related: Make the Choice to Be Positive Read_More Related posts: She’s a Successful NFL […]

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