What You'll Discover In This Episode:
I know a lot of successful people by anyone’s standards and I’ve gotta tell you… success didn’t come easy for a single one of them. The same is true for my guest on today’s episode of Productivity Straight Talk.
Dre Baldwin’s pursuit of his dream of becoming a professional basketball player got off to a rocky start. He only played one year of high school ball. In college he walked on a Division 3 team and constantly butted heads with the coach. Still, he was determined to go pro and kept showing up.
Dre knew his current skills and motivation from others wasn’t enough to get him to the top so he worked hard to develop winning habits, master self-discipline, show up consistently, and put in every ounce of effort he could muster. It paid off and Dre made his dream of playing pro basketball a reality. That journey taught him a great deal about himself and about what it takes to succeed which led him to write 32 books and counting.
Today, Dre is the CEO and Founder of Work On Your Game Inc. where he teaches professionals from ballers to business owners how to build discipline, mental toughness, and confidence so they can show up consistently and attain success. In our interview that is jam-packed with golden nuggets of wisdom you can apply to your business, Dre answers the question: How do you keep showing up when success is late to the party? and discusses the importance habits and always looking for the next opportunity,
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As CEO and Founder of Work On Your Game Inc., Dre Baldwin has given 4 TEDxTalks on Discipline, Confidence, Mental Toughness & Personal Initiative and has authored 33 books. He has appeared in national campaigns with Nike, Finish Line, Wendy's, Gatorade, Buick, Wilson Sports, STASH Investments and DIME magazine.
Dre has published over 8,000 videos to 142,000+ subscribers, his content being viewed over 100 million times.
Dre's daily Work On Your Game Podcast has over 2,600 episodes and more than 7 million downloads.
In just 5 years, Dre went from the end of his high school team's bench to a 9-year professional basketball career. He played in 8 countries including Lithuania, Germany, Montenegro, Slovakia and Germany.
Dre invented his Work On Your Game framework as a "roadmap in reverse" to help professionals with mindset, strategy, accountability and execution.
A Philadelphia native, Dre lives in Miami.