The Tennis Champion Who Serves Others

Murphy Jensen, co-founder of Weconnect Health Management, shares how understanding your ego can help to end destructive decision making. January 18, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Murphy Jensen, co-founder of Weconnect Health Management, talks about how winning the 1993 French Open Doubles title shined a spotlight on him that he felt unworthy of and how the mantra “I am responsible” aided in his recovery from drug addiction. Jensen and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss topics such as why so many people deal with discomfort by turning to drugs and alcohol, how to find a person that you can open up to and why asking for help is the best thing any addict can do. Jensen also shares a story about how Tommy Lasorda helped him coach a tennis team that went on the longest winning streak in the history of American professional sports. Related: Enabling Greatness […]

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Major League Baseball Drops Weed From Its Drugs Of Abuse List

MLB also focuses on providing treatment over punishment for those who test positive for opioids and other substances. January 7, 2020 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Major League Baseball made a major change to its drug-testing policy in December, removing cannabis from its list of Banned Substances. The league now plans to treat weed like alcohol, offering players optional treatment. That’s a major change in how most professional sports league’s treats cannabis, which many athletes have turned to for training and recovery. Also, in the wake of the overdose death of a pitcher — the Los Angeles Angels’ Tyler Skaggs — the league has focused on testing for opioid misuse. The policy amendments also provide players treatment when they test positive for substances on the Drugs of Abuse list, which now includes opioids, cocaine, LSD and MDMA, among other drugs. Jim Carroll, the White House drug […]

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Why Adrian Peterson Believes We’re Put on Earth to Inspire

The NFL running back talks about some of the business projects he’s working on and some of the lessons he’s learned through his career. January 3, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this episode of The Playbook, future Hall-of-Fame running back Adrian Peterson shares some insights with Entrepreneur Network partner David Meltzer about: How an experience at Larry Fitzgerald’s camp led to him to launch a pillow company [1:25] Why it is so risky to invest in opportunities outside your comfort zone [8:19] How he analyzes potential business opportunities by taking the emotion out of the deal [10:55] What he believes is the true purpose we are all on this earth [19:55] Related: The Secrets to YouTube Success Read_More Related posts: 3 Ways to Empower and Inspire the Next Generation of Women Leaders Here’s How Leaders Think Differently and Inspire Others Flattening The Flat Earth Societies Lil Dicky’s Star-Studded […]

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What It’s Like to Be a Female Sports Agent in a Male-Dominated Industry

Erin Kane, Vice President of Octagon Basketball, shares her experience with Entrepreneur Network partner David Meltzer. December 30, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Erin Kane, Vice President of Octagon Basketball, talks about some of the misconceptions people have about what it is like to be a sports agent, as well as why she believes that the sports industry today is a proving ground for gender equality. Erin Kane and The Playbook host David Meltzer chat about a range of topics, including the value of participating in sports for both men and women, the impact of Title IX and their vision for the future of equality in sports and entertainment. The pair also share their thoughts on why honest conversations with clients are so important for agents, even if they might be difficult to have. Related: How This Fanduel Co-Founder Is Building Better Relationships Read_More Related posts: Finding Success at […]

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How Passion Can Drive Up Prices

One man experiences working in the sports industry by building a memorabilia auction and consignment firm. December 30, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. David Kohler, CEO and founder of SCP Auctions, talks about how his childhood passion evolved into a successful auction house of sports memorabilia. Then, Kohler and host of The Playbook, David Meltzer, discuss the importance of building authentic relationships in the sports industry and beyond. The pair also chat about why memorabilia has staying power despite so many technological changes, when entrepreneurs should consider leaving school and some of the auction records that SCP has set. Related: How This Fanduel Co-Founder Is Building Better Relationships Read_More Related posts: Bond Market Signals Recession, Hurting Stock Prices President Trump’s New Tariff Threat Hurts Stock Prices How to Find the Right Job in Sports Don’t Chase Your Passion How to Successfully Transition From Passion to Passion in […]

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How This Fanduel Co-Founder Is Building Better Relationships

December 24, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Lesley Eccles, co-founder of Fanduel and founder of Relish, sits down with Entrepreneur Network partner and The Playbook host David Meltzer to talk about how her experience building an app for daily fantasy sports led to the creation of an app for relationship training. Related: The Importance of Being Grounded in Entrepreneurship Read_More Related posts: How to Build and Leverage Relationships With Successful People How Women Can Build Stronger Relationships at Work — and Actually Boost Their Careers ‘Women Should Not Be Embarrassed to Buy Vaginal Products!’ Says This 24-Year-Old Founder Why Building Relationships Is the Marketing Secret No One’s Talking About The Secrets of Building Relationships, From People Who Make it Their Business to Find You One This Founder of a Marketing Agency Shares His 3 Pillars for Building Successful Teams How the Founder of Modsy and […]

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How This Pro Athlete Sticks to His Budget

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess talks about his monthly budget and why he’s so dedicated to giving back to the youth. December 8, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Devin Funchess, wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, discusses why he’s dedicated to living frugally, despite his eight-figure NFL salary, as well as why he’s driven to share his personal story and his off-the-field passions with the youth in order to inspire and motivate them to make the right decisions in their lives. Funchess and host of The Playbook, David Meltzer, talk about what makes the receiver stand out from some of the other NFL players, including his passion for photography and cooking, and why he wants to be known as a person who puts others before himself. The pair share their thoughts on providing good role models for the next generation, the importance of […]

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Why Paige Spiranac Says You Should Never Change Who You Are

Paige Spiranac and Entrepreneur Network partner David Meltzer sit down for this wide-ranging conversation. December 3, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Social media personality and golf influencer Paige Spiranac shares her best tips for building an impactful brand on social media and how to handle any negativity that comes your way. Related: How Your Beliefs Can Empower Your Achievement Read_More Related posts: Answering This Question Can Change Your Life This Is What It Takes to Spark Change in Your Life How Visionary Tech Can Help Prevent Climate Change Will Virtual Reality Change Marketing? New & Underused Methods for Building Your Email List (on Your Podcast & Other Content Platforms) with Tim Paige Entrepreneur Chris Dufey on Why You Have to Change Yourself to Change the World How Ecommerce Will Change in 2019 and Beyond Why Your Blog Isn’t Getting Traffic (and How to Change That)

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Why You Should Be Willing to Eat Dirt

Former NFL player Hakeem Valles explains why being willing to eat dirt is actually a good thing. November 28, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. On this episode of The Playbook, retired NFL tight end and real estate investor Hakeem Valles talks about some of his early entrepreneurial ventures when he was younger, including selling candy and fixing iPhones and more. Valles sheds light on: How he started a lucrative phone repair business while in college [4:49] The impact of his first mentor and what he taught him about being willing to “eat dirt” [8:27] How he leveraged his position as an NFL player to network with local real estate investors [13:49] Why a terrifying missionary trip to Haiti changed his outlook on life and business [16:28] Related: Authenticity Can Sell Even Better Than a Great Product Read_More Related posts: The Most Important Trait Shared by Successful Athletes and Entrepreneurs […]

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How This NFL Wide Receiver Catches the Opportunities That Come His Way

Marvin Jones Jr., wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, shares the lessons he’s learned about investing in his community. November 24, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Marvin Jones Jr., the record-breaking wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, talks about how his parents and his time at the University of California, Berkeley, informed his desire to give back, as well as some of his thoughts on his current and future investment goals. Jones Jr. and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss the importance of finding the right times to say no, how to effectively balance family and career, and finding people with a great heart. The pair also chat about the Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise that Jones Jr. owns with his wife and why commercial real estate investing is next on his to-do list. Related: How One of the Phoenix Suns Owners Turns Crisis Into Success Read_More Related […]

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How One of the Phoenix Suns Owners Turns Crisis Into Success

Richard Jaffe shares some of the crisis management lessons he’s learned over his storied career. November 23, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, author, poet, philanthropist, part-owner of the Phoenix Suns, and entrepreneur Richard Jaffe discusses the pillars of business and happiness, as well as some of the biggest misnomers about success. Jaffe provides insights on how loving yourself first will allow everything else to flow, as well as some of the best advice from his book Turning Crisis Into Success. Jaffe and The Playbook host David Meltzer go over a variety of topics such as the benefits of becoming your own best friend, “skating to where the puck is going to be” and how to maintain emotional stability when dealing with a crisis. Related: What It’s Like to Design Apple’s Retail Stores Alongside Steve Jobs Read_More Related posts: Elon Musk Says Tesla Owners Will Soon Be Able to […]

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How This Trainer for NBA Players Mastered the Pivot

David Nurse, NBA life coach, talks about how he re-engineered his dream of playing in the NBA to become one of the world’s top shooting coaches and how he helps the world’s top athletes to shift their mindset. November 10, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. David Nurse, NBA life optimization coach for players such as Jeremy Lin, Brook Lopez and Kelly Olynyk, discusses how he was able to transition from aspiring NBA player to a coaching role and how he is able to help athletes break through any mental blocks. Nurse and The Playbook host of David Meltzer share their thoughts on how improving consistency also yields more consistent results, Nurse’s goal to improve himself so that he can better help others and what it means to approach life with a “Full Plate” mentality. They also talk about how to properly prepare for opportunities that […]

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How This Superfan Landed His Dream Job

Ronnie “2K” Singh talks about his unusual path to working for 2K Sports. Read_More Related posts: 3 Tasks That Will Help You Dream Big and Achieve Success These Tips Can Help Make Your Dream Vacation a Reality 15 Gig Economy Jobs To Fund Your Dream Business (FS308) SPI 308: Sunny Lenarduzzi on Bad Dream Jobs, Building a YouTube Empire, and Using Video for Business SPI 308: Sunny Lenarduzzi on Bad Dream Jobs, Building a YouTube Empire, and Using Video for Business How My Cannabis Poem Landed on 8 Billboard Charts How This Entrepreneur Landed a Deal on ‘Shark Tank’ The Chinese Space Station Has Crash Landed in the Pacific Ocean

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How to Deal With a Small Margin of Error

Robbie Gould, placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers, shares his thoughts on using your vision to prepare yourself for the challenges ahead. October 20, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. San Francisco 49ers placekicker Robbie Gould talks about some of the challenges that come with playing his position, including an expectation of perfection, as well as how the mental preparation for football is similar to entrepreneurship. Robbie Gould and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss the calm mindset Gould developed to achieve such great success as an NFL kicker and how he has learned to seize the moment when under pressure. As Gould ventures into the world of entrepreneurship with his venture Eventlify, the pair discuss the vision needed in order to lead a football team and a startup. Related: What Are Esports, and How Do I Monetize Them? Read_More Related posts: How Jan Stenerud Turned a […]

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How to Disrupt a Competitive Industry

Jessica Abo sits down with the co-founder and CEO of Art of Sport. October 11, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Matthias Metternich, co-founder and CEO of Art of Sport, sits down with Jessica Abo to explain why he started a skincare line for male athletes and how you can disrupt a competitive market. Related: How to Succeed In Business by Thinking Like an Outsider Read_More Related posts: Want to Disrupt an Entire Industry? Here Are 3 Tips From the Future. What You Need to Know to Be Successful in the Cannabis Industry If You Want to Disrupt an Industry, You Need to Evaluate the Originality of Your Idea First A Medical Startup Is Ready to Disrupt the Women’s Health Industry 3 Proven Ways Your Business Can Disrupt That Well-Established Industry It’s Struggling to Enter A 5-Step Approach to Commanding More Attention in a Competitive Industry How to […]

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From the End Zone to the Entertainment Business

Thomas Q. Jones talks about leaving the trappings of his NFL career behind in order to grow as an actor. October 5, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Thomas Q. Jones — former NFL running back and current actor, producer and CEO of a tech startup — shares how he applies the mindset that made him one of the NFL’s leading rushers to his new ventures. Jones talks about how he prepared himself to tackle a career in the entertainment business, including how he attempted to put himself in the same situation as a struggling actor despite all his NFL success. Jones and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss the influence that Jones’s coal mining parents had on him, why mental toughness is a necessity for all and how to take an intentional approach to achieving your goals. Related: What It Means to Be a Neutral Thinker Read_More Related posts: How to Start A […]

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This Backup Quarterback Prepares Himself for Any Opportunity, and Now It’s Paying Off

Kyle Allen, the 23 year-old NFL quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, shares insights on how he prepares himself to make the most of the chances he’s given. September 29, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Kyle Allen, an NFL quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, talks about what he’s learned from some of the highs and lows he’s experienced, both as a student-athlete in college and now as a professional QB, as well as why it is so crucial to be prepared for sudden opportunities that may come your way. Allen and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss a range of topics, such as what it is like for a college athlete to decide to transfer, the best way to handle the outside perspectives of others and why Kyle’s best piece of advice is to “be where your feet are.” Related: How to Build a Business That Feels Like […]

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How Kobe Bryant’s Legendary Drive Pushes Him, Even After Retiring From the NBA

The Lakers superstar explains how he has transitioned from shooting guard to CEO. September 24, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It was the end of an era when Kobe Bryant officially retired from basketball after 20 years of playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. In a career that included highs like winning five championships and the lows of multiple injuries that would have ended the careers of lesser athletes much earlier, Bryant left the game as one of its legends. In this episode, Bryant joins Entrepreneur Network partner Jordan Harbinger to explain how his famous drive to push the limits of human performance translates to his current roles as CEO, writer and producer of Granity Studios, a multimedia original content company dedicated to creating new ways to tell stories around sports. His latest project is Legacy and the Queen with Annie Matthew, a book about a 12-year-old girl […]

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MMA Pioneer Discusses Scaling a Content Business

Here’s how the MMA team is working to scale its digital sports content. September 17, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Campbell McLaren, CEO of Combate Americas and co-founder and co-creator of the UFC, discusses how the MMA league is reaching an untapped Hispanic audience and more with The Playbook host David Meltzer. Related: Going All In on Your Dreams Read_More Related posts: This Course Will Help You Scale Your Business Assets to Your Advantage Massively Scaling Up Your Business — Without Massively Scaling Up Your Team This Entrepreneur Unlocked the Simple Secret to Scaling Your Business 3 Ways a Virtual Reality Pioneer Is Rebranding the Form Leadership Lessons From NASA Pioneer Katherine Johnson, Who Just Turned 100 The Cast of ‘Madam Secretary’ Discusses What She Does With It NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Discusses Space Fandom With Me! Alec Baldwin Discusses His Innovative New Documentary About the Crazy, […]

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How to Show Your Clients That You Value Them

Jason House, CEO and founder of the Iridium Sports Agency, talks about his approach to representing some of the world’s top MMA fighters. September 14, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Jason House, CEO and founder of the Iridium Sports Agency, shares the philosophy he’s used to create one of the top agencies in mixed martial arts. House talks about how his educational and family backgrounds, as well as his experience as a college athlete, prepared him to become a successful agent. House and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss the approach of using strong core values to establish life-long relationships with your athletes, how House handles the recruitment of athletes, their expectations for the continued evolution of the UFC and mixed martial arts and why agents should never make decisions solely about money. Related: This Entrepreneur Had to Welcome Failure When He Switched Lanes Read_More Related […]

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