Developing Our Youth With Confidence, Commitment and Continuity

Hall of fame softball coach Sue Enquist discusses why parents and coaches are the most influential group in developing a student-athlete’s confidence and joy of competition. March 29, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, founder of ONE Softball and Hall of Fame Softball Coach Sue Enquist shares her thoughts on: The importance of having a road map to success and how her parents empowered her with discipline and empathy [2:43]. Why she interviewed 20,000 families in order to understand and help solve the “pain points” of youth sports [7:16]. Why athletes tend to put pressure on themselves and how coaches and parents can help relieve those pressures [11:04]. How transformative coaching is changing the way that coaches and athletes interact on a day-to-day basis [19:50]. Related: The Relationship Between Physical and Mental Health, Hard Work and Happiness Read_More Related posts: The NFL Legend Who […]

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The Relationship Between Physical and Mental Health, Hard Work and Happiness

Carrie Minter, CEO of Carrie’s Pilates, shares how she defines happiness for herself. March 28, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Carrie Minter, CEO of Carrie’s Pilates, discusses how she applies some of the lessons she learned during her modeling career to her current entrepreneurial ventures, like how to handle any rejection and why an agenda is essential for effective time management. Minter and The Playbook host David Meltzer chat about a variety of topics, including how they define happiness for themselves, handling the stress of running a business and the process of surrounding yourself with the right people. The pair share their thoughts on the productization process, and what Minter breaks down what she learned through the creation of her Minter Method Pilates equipment. Related: How to Understand and Create What Your Customer Wants Read_More Related posts: High-Stress Companies Need to Invest in Employee Mental Health How to Beat […]

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5 Ways to Be More Efficient While Working From Home

Learn to maximize your impact working remotely. March 26, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A large portion of the United States has suddenly found itself working from home and adapting to a new way of life. How can you remain productive while working from your couch or kitchen table? These five strategies can help optimize your time away from the office. 1. Establish a routine. A stable routine is always helpful, which is why having a habit machine — or system to help you build positive habits — is essential for those who are new to working remotely. Your habit machine will help you add more value to your daily routine. The first step is a little counterintuitive to some: Lower the bar. Tell yourself, “I’m going to do this a minimum of one minute today, two minutes a day tomorrow.” Set the […]

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How an Entrepreneur’s Mindset Will Determine a Business’s Success

Joe De Sena, CEO and Founder of Spartan Race, shares his thoughts on building toughness and more. March 22, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, Joe De Sena, CEO and founder of Spartan Race, provides his insights on: Why you need to set expectations about your management style immediately upon hiring team members [6:51]. How a feeling of accomplishment or achievement can help people push through tough times or challenges [8:14]. How many entrepreneurs fall into a trap of being guided by their desire to avoid discomfort [12:00]. Why having the right frame of reference will help to get you out of what Joe calls the “Valley of Death” [14:31]. Related: How to Develop an Unstoppable Mindset Read_More Related posts: How Your Habits Can Help Determine Your Success and Potential The 3 Factors That Could Determine Your Success in the #MarijuanaIndustry 4 Trends […]

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How to Develop an Unstoppable Mindset

This founder shares how a women’s conference in rural Africa changed her life. March 21, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Cynthia Kersey, CEO and founder of the Unstoppable Foundation and author, talks about how she developed an unstoppable mindset, pushing through the pain that she experienced personally by finding her true purpose in life. Kersey and The Playbook host David Meltzer chat about a variety of topics, including the difference between unconditional giving and trading, why giving can be a selfish act and the impact that the Unstoppable Foundation makes through its Five Pillar development model. They also share some of the most impactful moments they’ve experienced through their work with the foundation and chat about the new “Be the Miracle” campaign. Related: How to Increase Brand Awareness Through Experiential Marketing Read_More Related posts: Helpful Mindset Hacks for a Greater Life This Is Your Path to the $1,000-Per-Hour Mindset […]

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Focus on Stability During the Uncertainty That Coronavirus Brings

March 20, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Most of us can agree the coronavirus has created a great time of uncertainty. There’s a lot of fear, and a lot of people are changing the way they work and live. But now is not the time to panic. In fact, I’m a firm believer that there are only two business approaches to dealing with coronavirus that will lead to success. 1. Stabilize. When dealing with pivots or changes on a grand scale, first look toward stabilization, which is an abundant approach during any time of scarcity. Many people will be in need of stabilization, and it is our responsibility to stabilize people’s economies, their emotions, their spirituality and their mentality. We want to help and elevate those that are not stable in these difficult times. Think critically about what we can do to help them. How can you […]

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How This Comedian Overcame Chronic Pain and Disability to Build Her Media Career

Nicole Arbour discusses her story and the way she changed her life. March 17, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, comedian and entertainer Nicole Arbour shares her thoughts on a variety of topics, including:  How hearing Denzel Washington’s voice in her head inspired her to change her mindset and life [3:24]. Her beginnings as a YouTuber and how she finally found a way to use her comedy to heal herself [10:08]. Why the death of Robin Williams changed her views on life and happiness [14:09]. Why the No. 1 issue that all people have is that they’re “full of sh*t” [26:48]. Related: Emmy-Winning Journalist Maria Bartiromo Explains What the Requirements of Winning Read_More Related posts: Emmy-Winning Journalist Maria Bartiromo Explains What the Requirements of Winning Become Your Own Boss and Start a Freelance Career in 2020 How You Can Build a Career in Blockchain How to […]

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Emmy-Winning Journalist Maria Bartiromo Explains What the Requirements of Winning

Bartiromo can help you understand the requirements of succeeding in your industry. March 15, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, Maria Bartiromo, two-time Emmy winning journalist and host of Mornings with Maria, Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street and Sunday Morning Futures shares her thoughts on: How her approach to the first day of an internship at CNN set her apart from other interns [7:38]. Becoming the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange [12:24]. The best piece of advice she ever got about how to succeed, no matter your goals [18:43]. Why you need to be focused on cherishing and respecting your reputation, not simply protecting it [19:51]. Related: How to Convert Someone to Your Cause in 5 Simple Steps Read_More Related posts: Google Creates an AI That Sounds Human and Ford Suspends F-150 Production. 3 Things to […]

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How to Convert Someone to Your Cause in 5 Simple Steps

Phillip Stutts discusses the branding and marketing lessons he’s learned from working in politics for the past two decades. March 14, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Phillip Stutts, founder of Go Big Media and Win Big Media and author of Fire Them Now, shares his thoughts on why the five-step process for branding a politician is the exact same as branding a person, product or service in any other industry. He also shares why customer data is so essential when putting together an impactful advertising campaign. Stutts and The Playbook host David Meltzer chat about the importance of testing your advertisements before launching a campaign, why businesses should operate with a giving and abundant approach and why they believe in giving prospective clients a free assessment in order to get alignment. Related: Why TikTok Will Never Die Read_More Related posts: 4 Simple Steps to Reaching Financial Independence and Retiring Early How to Build a […]

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How FanDuel Has Evolved in the Wake of Legalized Sports Betting

David Meltzer sits down with the company’s CMO to talk about the transition. March 10, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, FanDuel’s Chief Marketing Officer Mike Raffensperger shares his insights on: How his experience working at Amazon helped give him an understanding of the digital advertising marketplace [5:06]. Why you need to be telling an impactful story with your content that also improves your audience’s experience [8:03]. Why he believes that FanDuel is one of the best “second screen” experiences in the world for sports fans [10:35]. How the growth of legal sports betting has changed the way that fans consume sports content [13:19]. Related: How We Can Overcome Our Biases About Tech Read_More Related posts: 5 Ways to Real Make Money with Legalized Sports Betting What It’s Like to Be a Female Sports Agent in a Male-Dominated Industry How to Find the […]

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How We Can Overcome Our Biases About Tech

The former United States Chief Technology Officer shares how her experience helps find innovative solutions through inclusion. March 8, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, Shift7 Founder and CEO (and former CTO of the United States) Megan Smith sits down to share her thoughts on: President Obama’s thought process for creating the position of United States Chief Technology Officer [5:25]. Why people should be using the internet to “scout and scale” for genius problem-solvers and solutions [7:59]. How today’s leaders can bring the best plays from the innovation sector to all industries [15:30]. Why we can overcome our cultural and social biases about tech by sharing stories like those of Ada Lovelace, the first computer scientist, or Kate Middleton’s code-breaking ancestors who helped save the lives of millions [19:38]. Related: How Trevor Pryce Transitioned From Athlete to Animation Expert Read_More Related posts: How Today’s […]

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How Trevor Pryce Transitioned From Athlete to Animation Expert

The owner of The Outlook Company discusses how his love of preparation and practice benefited him as he launched his animation studio. March 7, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Trevor Pryce, owner of The Outlook Company (OVFX), shares the story of how a trip to a movie lot to sign a contract led him to chase his creative passions, including writing and producing. Trevor talks about some of the ways he leads his team of creatives by example and why he’s a big believer in “competing to create.” Pryce and The Playbook host David Meltzer chat about why Trevor decided to start OVFX in Baltimore, their approaches to being tough on employees that you care about and the anxieties associated with being a first-time entrepreneur. The pair also converse about why it is nearly impossible to prioritize more than three things at a time. Related: How to Create […]

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How to Create a Brand That Resonates With Young People

Zack Weiner shares his thoughts on marketing to Gen Z. March 5, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Zack Weiner, president and co-founder of Overtime, discusses the changing preferences of today’s young sports fans and how Overtime caters its content to the next generation. Weiner also talks about the origins of the company and how the startup he launched in college prepared him to solve some of the problems in the sports media market that Overtime addresses. Weiner and The Playbook host David Meltzer chat about a range of topics including the importance of testing an idea in the market before working to scale it, why Weiner tries to give potential investors what he calls “greedy eyes” and how to take an unselfish approach to raising capital. Related: What It’s Like to Be a 30-Year Overnight Success Read_More Related posts: What It’s Like to Be a Female Sports Agent […]

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What It's Like to Be a 30-Year Overnight Success

Visual artist and entrepreneur Mikael Brandrup talks about how it took him decades to discover how he wanted to earn his living. Read_More Related posts: SPI 233: A Not-So-Overnight Entrepreneurial Success Story with Shayna from Espresso English Fears, New Projects & Overnight Success Confronting Your Ego and Handling Overnight Success 6 Ways in Which You Can Make Your Business an ‘Overnight Success’ Can Investing Make You a Millionaire Overnight? How to Turn Last Year’s Lemons Into Lemonade and Achieve Success in the New Year I Once Had 5 Jobs in One Year. Here’s How I Finally Found Career Success. From $50k in Debt to Business Success in Less than a Year—How to Be Mindful and Ruthless

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How Jorge Masvidal Pursues His Goals and Wins in the UFC Cage

UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal talks about his career and business dealings. March 1, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal chats about: How he made all of his 2019 plans into reality, including winning Fighter of the Year [3:54]. Why he draws inspiration from seeing his mother putting together necklaces in the middle of the night as a child [7:29]. His simple equation for success and why consistency is so crucial in order to perform your best [10:27]. How he did his homework on profit margins in the liquor industry before launching his El Recuerdo Mezcal brand [16:18]. Related: Big Ideas Require Massive Action Read_More Related posts: How Phil Hellmuth Wins in Poker and in Life Even Through Humble Beginnings, Persistence Wins Over All, Says Gary Vaynerchuk 15 Ecommerce Conversion Rate Optimization Wins to Test The Social Media Strategy That […]

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Big Ideas Require Massive Action

Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran, co-founders of the CBD company beam, talk about how their athletic careers prepared them to build a brand. Read_More Related posts: How Many Eggs Are in Your Basket? 5 Investment Ideas that Require Few Dollars 17 Side Jobs That Don’t Require a Desk or a Screen So, You Waited ‘Til the Last Minute? 15 Great Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Entrepreneur. 8 Calls to Action that Initiate New Relationships with Customers and Collaborators SPI 269: How to Build a Massive Community Behind Your Physical Product with Tom from Chubbies The Content Path: Moving from Attention to Action Analysis Of 195M Instagram Posts Shows Massive Growth Of Interest In CBD, Especially In Beauty Markets Want to Build a Great Team? Never Be the Smartest Person in the Room.

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Why You Should Treat Your Bosses Like Coaches

Holly McPeak, three-time Olympian and owner of Elite Beach Volleyball Club, shares some of her thoughts on how to be a great coach and why you should never take no for an answer. February 27, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Three-time Olympian Holly McPeak talks about how coaches and competitors overlooked her due to her height and why she believes you should treat your bosses like they are coaches. She and The Playbook host David Meltzer chat about a range of topics including how playing sports helps prepare you for life after your athletic career, how to overcome doubters and people who underestimate you and the three Ds that have led to her success. They discuss the differences between kids in their generation and kids in this current generation that they are now coaching. They also break down the power of not taking no for an answer and making a plan for your […]

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Rudy Ruettiger Explains How Every Underdog Has Their Day

The motivational speaker and inspiration for the film ‘Rudy’ talks about being bold enough to chase your dreams and knowing the right time to quit. February 25, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, Rudy Ruettiger, motivational speaker and inspiration for the film Rudy, discusses: Why getting inspired is a prerequisite for achieving your dreams and how he was inspired by the movie Rocky [4:51]. How to better connect with others by practicing patience and refining your message [8:29]. Why he didn’t let getting blown off by screenwriter Angelo Pizzo stop him from making the movie [9:44]. How he handled being given 48 hours to secure approval from Notre Dame in order to make the movie [16:25]. Related: Creating Social Change Through Sports Read_More Related posts: Daymond John Explains His Crazy Ride to Success (Podcast) This Entrepreneur Was Down to His Last Cent When […]

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Creating Social Change Through Sports

Nick Keller, founder and CEO of Benchmark, shares his thoughts on how sports can be used to solve problems big and small. February 23, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, Benchmark Founder and CEO Nick Keller sits down to share his thoughts on: Why sports bring together all aspects of society and create opportunities to solve local and global issues [5:37]. How sports can promote better mental health for anyone who is willing to be vulnerable [14:19]. Why he loves hiring people who are autonomous and restless [20:00]. How to take advantage of consumers’ changing preferences for ethical businesses [22:55]. Related: A Surgical Approach to Entrepreneurship Read_More Related posts: How to Find the Right Job in Sports What It’s Like to Be a Female Sports Agent in a Male-Dominated Industry So You Want To Be a Sports Agent? Here’s What You Need to Know. Why E-Sports Are the Great […]

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A Surgical Approach to Entrepreneurship

Toby Cosgrove, former President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, talks about the learning curve of going from the operating room to running hospital operations. Read_More Related posts: 3 Observations About Compassion From the Dalai Lama That Could Change Your Approach to Entrepreneurship How Being a Single Teen Mom Prepared Me for Entrepreneurship The Great Debate: Can You Teach Entrepreneurship? Entrepreneurship Is the New Engine of Global Collaboration Entrepreneurship Is All About Overcoming Obstacles Rejection Is Part of Entrepreneurship. Here’s How to Handle It. 3 Lessons a Toxic Client Taught Me About Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Often Involves Uncertainty. Here’s How to Deal With It Productively.

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