Transitioning from athlete to entrepreneur
When transitioning from athlete to entrepreneur, R Sasikumar notes how it was initially difficult to lose that sports mentality of external competition. Once he understood that the only competition was the “person in the mirror,” Sasi was able to truly master entrepreneurship and create several successful businesses within the sports industry.read more
Setting the bar high
Marc Hauser’s inspiring journey to draw attention to renewable energy of the jet stream through a record breaking skydive into the jet stream shows the benefits of setting the bar high.
It also shows how you can overcome fears through taking action and moving forward even with a goal that seems endlessly far away and take the path which has risk and requires bravery. Because that’s “where the magic happens.”
Breaking up with your sport – and staying friends
In this episode, Rachel Boardman talks about her physical difficulty in trying to become a professional swimmer. She also touches on the mental struggle of not knowing what to do with her life after sport, which led her on an illuminating journey halfway across the world.read more
What can having a mentor do for you?
“Transitioning into employment after sports is tough. Sometimes you need a mentor to help you describe the values you have as an ex-athlete. ” says Pernille Vaaben Nielsen on this episode of Athlete Story Podcast, who took on a mentor. she tells us how having a mentor aided her professional development following retirement from handball.read more
Land your dream job in sports industry
In this episode Brian Clapp from Workinsports.com gives us his tips on how to land you dream job in the sports industry. This is actually one of the sessions from the Successful After Sports Summit that I’ve chosen to bring on the Athlete Story Podcast, to give you a sample of the summit. Brian has read thousands of job descriptions in the sports industry and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better to give us tips on this.read more
Rethinking and rebranding of a sport
A sport is an offer, like any activity or product out there, it has to compete with other offers for people’s time, attention and money. Sports marketing people of course know this but it’s usually not top of mind for Federation’s or athletes. The sports who understand this, they tend to grow and those who don’t, they tend to slow.read more