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Betting On Yourself

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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Doug Ulman: Anything Is Possible

7/11/2022
Welcome back to Betting on Yourself! Today’s guest, Doug Ulman, who has survived cancer, not once, but three times, has used his unique experience to make a profoundly positive impact on the world by making a career out of fighting cancer. Doug is the former CEO of Livestrong, a founder of the Ulman Foundation, and the current CEO of Pelotonia. During today’s conversation, he tells his own story, inspiring listeners to believe that anything is possible. We hear about his work as a leader...

Duration:00:32:20

Don Yaeger: Cultivating Curiosity

7/4/2022
Our guest today is none other than Don Yaeger, the multiple New York Times bestselling author, inspirational keynote speaker, executive coach, and so much more! In this episode, Don shares his journey of accidentally falling into journalism and going on to work his dream job as the Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, before making a risky career pivot at age 45. You’ll learn about the challenges of his transition, the importance of being coachable, and what makes consistency the hallmark...

Duration:00:34:52

Nick Potts: Some Level of Almost Arrogance

6/27/2022
Nick Potts was financially stable and working in a job that he loved when he got the itch to start his own thing. Armed with valuable experience from working in the healthcare sector and driven by his desire to have a meaningful impact on people’s lives, Nick emptied out his savings, moved into a trailer in his parent's backyard, and founded his first company, ScriptDrop. Taking the lessons that he learned from starting his first company two years ago, Nick went on to found a second startup,...

Duration:00:34:07

Lacey Picazo: Setting Your Own Table

6/20/2022
Joining us in conversation today is Lacey Picazo, award-winning creative and Founder of ZoCo Design. In this episode, Lacey fills us in on why we need to set our own table and approach entrepreneurship with humility. We discuss the implications of planning too far ahead and touch on how to manage fear when building a business. Lacey also guides us through the practical aspects of hiring and prioritizing culture, while balancing work life with home life. Lacey is someone who truly understands...

Duration:00:44:57

David Meltzer: Elevating Others to Elevate Yourself

6/13/2022
Traditional capitalism forgets an important variable: happiness. Today's guest believes that the true purpose of business is to uplift the experience of existing, not to make owners wealthier or produce ever-cheaper goods and services, but to elevate others to elevate himself. Tuning in, you'll hear from entrepreneur, speaker, and bestselling author, David Meltzer about his life's mission to empower over one billion people to be happy! David is the co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and...

Duration:00:38:44

David Shands: Playing to Your Strengths

6/6/2022
The road to success in the world of entrepreneurship is not easy, and it is definitely not clear. It takes a strong determination and commitment to your goals to navigate the unknown territories we will encounter along the way. Today, our guest is such a great example of this kind of bravery and self-belief. David Shands is an author, speaker, community builder, and the man behind the incredibly popular Social Proof podcast! We had a great conversation today, unpacking David's attitude...

Duration:00:25:02

Jason Y. Lee: Shedding the Need for Validation

5/30/2022
It can be tricky knowing when to bet on yourself, especially if you're at the start of a successful career and feel an inner calling to change course drastically. No one knows this better than today's guest Jason Y. Lee. Jason is the founder of Jubilee Media, a company that creates original videos about meaningful human experiences and strives to create a movement of young changemakers through radical empathy. When Jason decided to pursue content creation full-time, he worked at a...

Duration:00:38:29

Ron Jordan and Tom Krouse: The Power of Partnerships

5/23/2022
Today's episode is all about how coming together can create a rising tide for everyone, and building bonds that can support us all as we move forward through the uncertainties of life and business. Joining Michael on the show today is Tom Krouse, the CEO of Donatos, and Ron Jordan, the CEO and Chairman of Jordan Hospitality Group! We get to talk about the special partnership between today's panel, and why it goes beyond the simple definition, to something more like family. The conversation...

Duration:00:38:19

Coach Scoonie Penn: How to Walk Into the Unknown (and Win)

5/16/2022
Title: Coach Scoonie Penn: How to Walk Into the Unknown (and Win) Artist: Michael Redd Scoonie Penn, former college and professional basketball player, Director of Player Development at the Ohio State University, and Assistant Coach for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, joins Michael on the podcast today. “People will tell you that you’re not capable, or that it’s not going to work, but you need to believe in your own strengths and abilities. I love betting on myself.” - Coach Scoonie...

Duration:00:38:50

Thaddeus Young: Doing Whatever it Takes

5/9/2022
Title: Thaddeus Young: Doing Whatever it Takes Artist: Michael Redd Thaddeus Young is a legendary Georgia Tech Alum, Power Forward for the San Antonio Spurs, accomplished entrepreneur, and founder of the Young for Youth foundation, joins Michael on the podcast today. “There’s no running, there’s no hiding, I’m doing whatever it takes.” - Thaddeus Young They discussed Thad’s career as a professional athlete in the NBA, his tough childhood growing up in Memphis, the influence of his...

Duration:00:47:25

T.J. Ford: The Willingness to Risk Everything

5/2/2022
Title: T.J. Ford: The Willingness to Risk Everything Artist: Michael Redd T.J. Ford, former NBA point guard, founder of the T.J. Ford Academy, and -- most importantly -- my former Bucks teammate, joins Michael on the podcast today. “You need to be willing to risk everything if you want to be the best in the world.” - T.J. Ford They discussed T.J.’s career and mindset as a professional athlete, his origins playing 3-on-3 in the early years, his first “break” as a player, his incredible...

Duration:00:50:12

Tzvi Twersky: If You Don’t Bet On Yourself, Who Will?

4/25/2022
Title: Tzvi Twersky: If You Don’t Bet On Yourself, Who Will? Artist: Michael Redd Tzvi Twersky, legendary marketer in the sports world and now sports marketing lead at Tik Tok, joins Michael on the podcast today. “If you don’t bet on yourself, who will?” - Tzvi Twersky They discussed Tzvi’s incredible career as a writer, editor, publisher and world class marketer, how he started from nothing, his close working and personal relationship with Kobe Bryant, our take on winning an NBA...

Duration:00:31:10

Iyin Aboyeji: The Challenges are Always The Opportunities

4/18/2022
Title: Iyin Aboyeji: The Challenges are Always The Opportunities Artist: Michael Redd Iyin Aboyeji, named one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine, and co-founder of Andela, Flutterwave, and Future Africa, joins Michael on the podcast today. “The challenges are always and forever the opportunities.” - Iyin Aboyeji They discussed Iyin’s decision to commit his talents and career to the future of Africa instead of Silicon Valley, honing his professional goals,...

Duration:00:42:01

Coach Chris Holtmann: Choose to Challenge Yourself

4/11/2022
Title: Coach Chris Holtmann: Choose to Challenge Yourself Artist: Michael Redd Chris Holtmann, Head men’s Basketball coach at The Ohio State University and former All-American basketball player at Taylor University, joins Michael on the podcast today. “I have not been afraid to take risks.” - Coach Chris Holtmann They discussed Coach Holtmann’s lifetime decision to always challenge himself and avoid comfort, the importance of great mentors, the unbelievable faith and grit of his wife,...

Duration:00:40:41

Kevin Poston: Don’t Cheat Yourself

4/4/2022
Title: Kevin Poston: Don’t Cheat Yourself Artist: Michael Redd Kevin Poston, legendary sports agent for over 30 years, sports marketing expert, named by Sports Illustrated as one of the most influential minorities in sports, and Michael’s beloved agent during his time in the NBA, joins Michael on the podcast today. “My father was the greatest man I’ve ever met. Nobody else even comes close. And my mother? My mother was my heart.” - Kevin Poston They discussed Kevin’s extraordinary...

Duration:00:38:45

Jim Tressel: Becoming Yourself

5/17/2021
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...

Duration:00:45:52

Maverick Carter: The Master of Branding

5/10/2021
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...

Duration:00:31:08

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

5/3/2021
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...

Duration:00:53:00

Alex Bente: The Sports Tech Investor

4/26/2021
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...

Duration:00:33:14

Dionte’ Johnson: Do What You Can Control

4/19/2021
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...

Duration:00:38:45