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Michael Redd, former NBA All-Star turned world-class investor, unpacks the stories of successful entrepreneurs and athletes who risked everything to get where they are today. Betting On Yourself explores how these incredible successes built their legacies by taking their success into their own hands.

Betting On Yourself Michael Redd

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Michael Redd, former NBA All-Star turned world-class investor, unpacks the stories of successful entrepreneurs and athletes who risked everything to get where they are today. Betting On Yourself explores how these incredible successes built their legacies by taking their success into their own hands.

    Jim Tressel: Becoming Yourself

    Jim Tressel: Becoming Yourself

    Jim Tressel, President of Youngstown State University and formerly head football coach of the Youngstown State Penguins and the Ohio State Buckeyes, joins Michael on the podcast today.
    “It’s important to study others, but to become yourself.” - Jim Tressel
    They discussed Jim’s life growing up poor, the incredible examples of his mother and father, his entrance into a lifelong and legendary career in teaching, sports, and leadership, and his deep, deep faith in Jesus Christ.
    Jim is the very definition of a leader. He’s a man who has been through many trials and many successes, and I’m so glad he’s here to teach us what he knows.
    In this episode Michael and Jim talked about:
    What betting on yourself means to himThe importance of his mother and father’s exampleStudying the great players of his generationWhat he learned from the great John WoodenWhy you have to be the best you can beThe two biggest moments in his lifeWinning the game of lifeHow he approached “the future”His transition from player to coachHis long-term planning approach to coachingHow he approaches pressure in lifeThe mindset of forward progressionThe advice he’d give his sixteen-year-old selfIf you're a fan of the show don’t forget to follow to hear new episodes and Rate or Review us wherever you tune in!
    To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit MichaelRedd.com.
    Resources:
    Jim Tressel on TwitterMichael Redd on Instagram

    • 45 min
    Maverick Carter: The Master of Branding

    Maverick Carter: The Master of Branding

    Maverick Carter, founder of SpringHill Company, where he creates some of the most culturally-inspired brands, entertainment, and products, joins Michael on the podcast today.
    “It’s not about being able to do whatever we want to do, it’s about intention. If you have good intentions, the right intentions, rational intentions with the feeling of “the sky’s the limit” … then you absolutely have a shot at achieving everything you’ve ever dreamed of.” - Maverick Carter
    They discussed Mav’s life growing up in Akron, OH, his internship at Nike, building his business, and playing high school basketball with LeBron James.
    Maverick is a very smart, creative, and connected man. He’s built an incredible business and continues to create an entrepreneurial vision for the future, no matter what it brings.
    In this episode Michael and Maverick talked about:
    What betting on yourself means to himThe influence of his grandmotherWhat he learned from playing cardsHis lifelong friendship with LeBron JamesHis internship at NikeBuilding and growing SpringHill CompanyWhy everyone needs a platformThe pressure of delivering for your friendsThe moment he realized he could make it all happenThe advice he’d give his sixteen-year-old selfIf you're a fan of the show don’t forget to follow to hear new episodes and Rate or Review us wherever you tune in!
    To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit MichaelRedd.com.
    Resources:
    Maverick Carter on InstagramMichael Redd on Instagram

    • 31 min
    David Lee: Don’t Be Afraid to Think for Yourself

    David Lee: Don’t Be Afraid to Think for Yourself

    David Lee joins Michael on the podcast today. David is Executive Vice President at Samsung Electronics, Head of Samsung Next, an accomplished startup investor, and formerly a corporate attorney at Google.
    “Growing up, my dad was an entrepreneur and he is an inspiration in many of my career and life choices. He invented the first fully automated fortune cookie machine. I decided to take a different path, and that’s when I realized what betting on yourself means.” - David Lee
    David is a hyper-intelligent, experienced, talented, and accessible man. His pragmatic and hard-won wisdom is on full display in this episode. It’s extraordinary to hear him tell his story, as well as the story of the world we’re all living in.
    If you’re in the middle of making a big life decision and wondering what you’re going to do, or if you need some very practical advice about starting a new venture in your life, this episode will resonate with you deeply.
    In this episode Michael and David talked about:
    What betting on yourself means to himHow he feels about Tom Brady leaving New EnglandUsing sports metaphors in business and brandingThe incredible technology his father inventedSimilarities between athletics and startupsThe “gym rat” mentality for foundersFacing business with your back against the wallThe type of individuals who succeed in startupsHis transition from university to the real worldThe speech that deeply resonated with himGoing to law school without the intention of practicing lawLearning what it takes to be great at what you doHis basic investing thesisHis story of surviving stage 4 cancerThe advice he’d give his sixteen-year-old selfIf you're a fan of the show don’t forget to follow to hear new episodes and Rate or Review us wherever you tune in!
    To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit MichaelRedd.com.
    Resources:
    David Lee on LinkedInMichael Redd on Instagram

    • 53 min
    Alex Bente: The Sports Tech Investor

    Alex Bente: The Sports Tech Investor

    Alex Bente, former competitive tennis player, co-founder of leAD Sports (the world’s leading sports tech investment platform), and Principle of ADvantage Sports Tech Fund joins Michael on the podcast today.
    “My great-grandfather was the founder of adidas. He was mostly just super-focused on innovation in sports and that looked very much different 100 years ago than it does today.” - Alex Bente
    They discussed Alex’s life growing up in Switzerland, life and business lessons from the game of tennis, his legendary great-grandfather who founded adidas, and his hugely impressive career in business and investing.
    Alex is a hilarious, serious, and successful man. His down-to-earth and extremely hard-working attitude shines through in everything he does, which is impressive for someone who came from such a successful family. He has never taken that privilege for granted, and he’s built an incredible legacy in his own right.
    In this episode Michael and Alex talked about:
    What betting on yourself means to himHis childhood growing up in SwitzerlandThe legacy of his famous great-grandfatherBusiness and life lessons from tennisDeveloping character through sportsWhy business is about being good and fair to others Overcoming the expectations placed on himThe downsides of coming from a famous familyThe impact of COVID on sports tech investingThe future of sports technology and investingThe danger of overanalyzing opportunities in lifeThe advice he’d give his sixteen-year-old selfAnd a lot more!If you're a fan of the show don’t forget to follow to hear new episodes and rate or review us wherever you tune in!
    To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit MichaelRedd.com.
    Resources:
    Alex Bente on LinkedInMichael Redd on Instagram

    • 33 min
    Dionte’ Johnson: Do What You Can Control

    Dionte’ Johnson: Do What You Can Control

    Today, Michael welcomes Dionte’ Johnson on the podcast. He’s a former fullback for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and The Ohio State University Buckeyes, entrepreneur, founder of the Columbus, OH sneaker boutique Sole Classics and the brand development agency Canvaas.
    “What I had to do was go back to the drawing board.” - Dionte’ Johnson
    In this episode, they talk about Dionte’s childhood years, his college and professional football career, his love of Columbus, and his remarkably creative entrepreneurial career.
    Dionte’ is what you’d call a real man, in the fullest, best sense of that word.  He’s faced many challenges and changes with courage, grace, and an unrelenting, old-school work ethic.
    In this episode Michael and Dionte’ talked about:
    What betting on yourself means to himHis biggest inspiration growing upWhat he learned from his incredible motherGrowing up the son of an NFL legendThe road to professional footballThe setback that changed his lifeHow he forged a brand new mindsetHis journey toward entrepreneurshipHis secret recipe for business successThe importance of entrepreneurial visionGoing back to the drawing boardThe joy of being a sneakerheadStaying tapped into the cultureThe advice he’d give his sixteen-year-old selfIf you’re experiencing massive and uncomfortable change in your life, wondering what you’ll do next and how you’ll get it done ... this is your episode.
    Don’t forget to follow to hear new episodes and Rate or Review us wherever you tune in!
    To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit MichaelRedd.com.
    Resources:
    Dionte’ Johnson on InstagramMichael Redd on Instagram

    • 38 min
    Coss Marte: Never Quit

    Coss Marte: Never Quit

    Coss Marte, fitness trainer, author, and founder of ConBody, the prison style fitness bootcamp joins Michael on the podcast today.
    “Betting on myself ... I feel like what I’ve done is born out of desperation. I think maybe my DNA is built a certain way, my mom is a hustler too. I saw her coming up from nothing and coming to America and giving us an opportunity here, you know, my brothers and my sister, to explore a better life. And we really took advantage of that, seeing that great role model in her.” - Coss Marte
    They discussed Coss’ tough life growing up, his early entrepreneurial efforts and the money it brought him, his time in prison, the moment that changed his life, and his work to help those currently and recently incarcerated.
    Coss is one of the most inspiring people Michael has ever met. He made bad choices in his youth, paid the price for those choices, and came out the other side as a disciplined, powerful man of faith that has dedicated his life to helping others.
    In this episode Michael and Coss talked about:
    What betting on yourself means to himHis entry into the world of drug dealingMaking $2,000,000/yr. At 19 years oldHis delusions about what he was doingThe six years spent in prisonThe untapped talent pool coming out of prisonThe moment in solitary confinement that changed his lifeThe chapter from Holy Scripture that got him throughHow he realized his calling in lifeThe struggle to find work after prisonThe birth of the ConBody brandThe difficulties of doing business in the pandemicHis advice for those who have lost hopeThe advice he’d give his sixteen year old selfIf you're a fan of the show don’t forget to follow to hear new episodes and Rate or Review us wherever you tune in!
    To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit MichaelRedd.com.
    Resources:
    Coss Marte on InstagramMichael Redd on Instagram

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Nesorneb ,

Heartfelt & Helpful

The episode with Coach Day is an especially excellent example of Michael’s approach to this podcast. Coach Day expresses courage and compassion as he discusses leadership, character, and love in a very real and down to earth manner.

The episode with Coss Marte of CONBODY is also inspirational & encouraging. Mr. Marte demonstrates what life looks like when one doesn’t merely survive but, instead, demonstrates the strength, resilience & humility needed to thrive in life - especially & including a changed life.

from Michael Redd ,

Thank you.

Thanks for all the support!

Armando_james ,

Amazing Podcast!!

Love to listen to your Podcast while running. Your podcast is a winner. The topics and questions you ask your experts are very helpful. They quality of experts you have invited are 5stars!!!

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