Within 5 years, Dre Baldwin went from the end of his high school basketball career on the team’s bench, to his first contract and a 9 year professional basketball career. While playing professional basketball, Dre pioneered new genres of personal branding and entrepreneurship via an ever-growing content publishing empire.
Dre started blogging in 2005, got on YouTube in 2006. He has published over 7,000 videos to 134,000+ subscribers, his content being viewed over 73 million times to date. Dre’s daily Work On Your Game Podcast MasterClass has over 1,500 episodes and more than 3 million downloads.
Dre has given 4 TED Talks on Discipline, Confidence, Mental Toughness and Personal Initiative and has authored 27 books. He has appeared in national campaigns with Nike, Finish Line, Wendy’s, Gatorade, Buick, Wilson Sports, STASH Investments and DIME magazine. He’s a Philadelphia native and Penn State alum, and currently lives in Miami.
During this episode, Cory and Dre talk about opportunity created out of necessity, and taking advantage of it.
Learn about finding the intersection of what you love doing, what you are good at, and money to be made. Dre goes through his four principles of being successful, and simplifying the process to achieve success.
“The question was – how can I take the things that I already love doing, and that I’m good at, and figure out how I can make money from it." - Dre Baldwin
“It used to be there wasn’t enough information, nowadays there’s too much so you’re only job now is filtering out and finding the right people that you want to connect with who are speaking your language” - Dre Baldwin
3:17 – Dre’s Story – Opportunity out of necessity
20:10 – The evolution of selling products and setting up a post-basketball career
24:42 – The four principles to be successful as a pro athlete and in business – discipline, confidence, mental toughness, personal initiative
29:02 – B more mentally tough and finding a m
33:34 – Dre’s advice for young entrepreneurs - Simplify
36:07 - Dre’s craziest entrepreneurship moment
41:53 – Rapid fire questions!
44:23 - Entrepreneurship Trivia!
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