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Dre Baldwin: Mastering the Pivot from Professional Sports to Business

Dre Baldwin: Mastering the Pivot from Professional Sports to Business

Update: 2024-05-231
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Dre Baldwin got a late start in basketball, however, he marketed himself tirelessly to stand out from the competition. His strategies worked and he landed an agent. Although initially unintentional, he built a personal brand online as he played professionally. So as basketball prospects waned, he was able to transition into public speaking and entrepreneurship. In this episode, Dre shares his journey from an obscure basketball player to a successful entrepreneur, highlighting key tips and lessons for professionals considering entrepreneurship.


Dre Baldwin is a speaker, author, entrepreneur, and business coach with a background as a professional basketball player. He works with businesses and entrepreneurs on branding and marketing their businesses through his company, WOYG Enterprises.


In this episode, Ilana and Dre will discuss:

- His basketball career

- The marketing machine he created to sell himself

- Monetizing his knowledge with digital products

- The differences between working in sports and business

- Why discipline and determination are crucial for success

- How building relationships can lead to opportunities

- The importance of continuous learning and self-improvement 

- Personal development for professional growth

- Mindset, discipline, and taking initiative for success in any field. 

- Self-accountability for personal and professional growth

- And other topics…

 

Dre Baldwin is a former professional basketball player turned author, entrepreneur, and business coach. He played basketball internationally for nine years after getting a Business Marketing & Management degree from Penn State Altoona. Dre started sharing his basketball workouts and motivational messages on YouTube in 2006, growing to over 100,000 subscribers and 35 million views. He consistently posts daily videos, leading to the development of his "DreAllDay" and "Work On Your Game" brands. Through his company, WOYG Enterprises, Dre assists businesses and entrepreneurs with online branding and marketing. 


Connect with Dre:

Dre’s Website: https://www.dreallday.com/ 

Dre’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dreallday/  


Resources Mentioned:

Dre’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwHgkC8tsH6r0hQjCw_raYw 

Dre’s Book, The Third Day: https://www.thirddaybook.com/the-new-book-for-people-who-want-to-be-more-consistent-disciplined-but-can-t-get-started 

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki: https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680194 

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

by Timothy Ferriss: https://www.amazon.com/4-Hour-Work-Week-Escape-Anywhere/dp/0091929113 

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: 

https://www.amazon.com/4-Hour-Work-Week-Escape-Anywhere/dp/0091929113 

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek: https://www.amazon.com/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone/dp/1591846447 

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Dre Baldwin: Mastering the Pivot from Professional Sports to Business

Dre Baldwin: Mastering the Pivot from Professional Sports to Business

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