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Scott Andrew, The Rugged Entrepreneur



Rick talks with serial entrepreneur and author, Scott Andrew this week.

The Rugged Entrepreneur.

“Success is yours if you want it to be.” Those are the words of serial entrepreneur Scott Andrew, who along with wife Daphne, has built more than thirty different national and international businesses in the multi-million-dollar playing field.Now he’s telling you how he did it.In his brilliant new book, The Rugged Entrepreneur, What Every Disruptive Business Leader Should Know, Andrew describes what it takes to achieve your dreams, and shares a wealth of personal stories to motivate and inspire.

Carlton Scott Andrew, who goes by his middle name Scott, is a student of life and business, and passionate about sharing what he has learned with budding entrepreneurs. He and his wife Daphne have together owned/founded and run thirty businesses, both national and international, and have disrupted several market systems, showing that inspiration, faith, and hard work make a near-unstoppable force. Their businesses include the furniture industry, the cleaning industry, the beverage industry, real-estate development, rodeo productions, entertainment and more. As part of his “forever learning” attitude, Andrew seeks out successful people in all trades of life, and studies their techniques. Andrew has taken his passion for learning to East Tennessee State University, and implemented the Rugged Buc Labs, an interdisciplinary “experiential” career skills accelerator that connects companies with students. His inspiring new book, The Rugged Entrepreneur, is a blueprint for business leaders and contains the knowledge that he has garnered over his decades in business. He and his wife live in Tennessee and have two grown children. Andrew is at work on his next book. Visit: RuggedEntrepreneur.com.

A great talk with Scott, enjoy this episode.

 


Jordan Babineaux, former NFL player, Author, Entrepreneur and Business Coach



Jordan Babineaux, former NFL player turned entrepreneur and business coach, joins Rick this week. He helps people embrace change and pivot for growth — using their strengths to overcome adversity, staying motivated for the long run.

Babineaux, a serial entrepreneur, shares his insights in his new book, PIVOT TO WIN.

Topics include:

• Why you should establish a personal “Ground Zero” with time to reflect on what’s important to you
• Why you need to find people who will hold you accountable
• What to do when you come up against a “no”
• How to stay focused on what’s ahead, rather than be distracted by what’s in the rear view mirror
* How to employ both a growth and service mindset

By sharing his accomplishments, failures, and missteps in PIVOT TO WIN, Babineaux gives readers dozens of tools that they can apply to themselves. His book is the ultimate guide to success in life, sports, and business.

Jordan Babineaux, author of PIVOT TO WIN, transitioned from nearly a decade playing in the NFL to become a sports broadcaster, entrepreneur, and business executive. He currently serves as the “voice” of the Seattle Seahawks on both television and radio, while also helping organizations, teams, and leaders navigate their pivots.

Babineaux and his brother Jonathan, former defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons, founded a company that produced several filmed comedy specials as well as the movie Woman Thou Art Loosed. They also launched a specialized car service in Seattle and created the Babineaux Foundation, a nonprofit that gives back to their hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, and contributes to Lupus research.

Jordan Babineaux holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Southern Arkansas University and an MBA from Seattle University. He lives in Seattle with his wife and three children.


Bob Gillespie, Co-Author, ‘South Carolina Golf’



Rick talks to his friend, Bob Gillespie, former sportswriter and now co-author of South Carolina Golf.

For nearly three hundred years, South Carolina has played a vital role in American golf. The first golf clubs in America came from Scotland to Charleston in 1739. Myrtle Beach is sometimes called the “Golf Capital of the World,” with more than eighty golf courses. The Country Club of Charleston produced World Golf Hall of Fame members Henry Picard and Beth Daniel. The 1991 Ryder Cup matches, the “War by the Shore,” took place at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course, also the site of the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championships. Hilton Head’s Harbour Town Golf Links has hosted the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage for more than fifty years. Bob Gillespie and Tommy Braswell detail the history of the game in the Palmetto State.

Bob Gillespie was a senior sportswriter, columnist and golf writer for The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, from 1979 to 2010. He won The State’s Ambrose E. Gonzales Award for distinguished journalism in 1988, was Associated Press Sports Editors’ national runner-up in features (2001) and explanatory stories (2009) and was named the Herman Helms Excellence in Media Award winner by the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019. He and his wife, Jane, live in Columbia.

If you like golf, if you like South Carolina… get this book!

Publisher link: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467145497


Todd Stottlemyre, Former MLB Pitcher, Author, Speaker with New Book



Rick talks with former Major League pitcher, Todd Stottlemyre, this week on “Tech of Sports.”

Although Todd Stottlemyre may be best known for his successful MLB career, his accomplishments off the field are just as impressive. After leaving baseball, he pursued a career in finance building an asset management business at a high-profile Wall Street firm. He then, founded a private equity fund that owns, manages, and oversees several companies.

Today, Stottlemyre is a global entrepreneur, speaker, and high performance business coach with a highly personal, transformative story to tell through his new book, “The Observer”. Far from being a fiction novel, “The Observer” offers actionable strategies for professional and personal growth and it is also the fable of Todd Stottlemyre’s life. He rose to superstardom winning two World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays but had yet to reach his true “peak” until the journey that began afterward…

The Book:

Kat has it all (money, success, recognition, influence) except the one thing she desires desperately: a fulfilled life. A business entrepreneur in the high-end sportswear industry, Kat is driven in relentless pursuit of ever-greater success. The two anchors in Kat’s frenzied life have been her father; a famous baseball pitcher turned team manager, and her son, who is following in his grandfather’s footsteps. When both anchors become unstable, Kat’s life tips dangerously out of balance. The market and her finances flip, and relationships start slipping through her fingers. Eager for solutions, she turns to find uncanny wisdom from places she never expected.

The Observer unpacks the idea of 180-degree thinking, which changes everything for Kat. Now, seemingly impossible goals now come into focus with crystal clear clarity. As Kat focuses on the right things, the impossible becomes her new reality.

-Release Date: December 29, 2020
-Publisher: Made for Success Publishing
-ISBN-10: 1641465344
-ISBN-13: 9781641465342
-Purchasing Details: “The Observer” is available for Pre-Order on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Bookshop, and Barnes & Noble.

Stottlemyre is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for 15 seasons most notably as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays with whom he won two World Series championships. He also played for the Oakland Athletics, St Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Awarded for his outstanding integrity and dedication to community service, he received the prestigious Branch Ricky Award and the Lou Gehrig Award.

After leaving professional baseball, he pursued a career in finance building an asset management business at a high-profile Wall Street firm. He is the co-founder and owner of a private equity fund that owns, manages, and oversees a number of companies.

Today, Stottlemyre channels his passion for winning as a high-performance business coach, best-selling author, and keynote speaker. Taking all he has learned both on and off the field, he works to help people achieve unparalleled success in every dimension of their lives.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:

https://toddofficial.com/the-observer


Rich Neher, Author of ‘Drop in Tennis Secrets’



Rick is joined by longtime tennis teaching professional and organizer, Rich Neher this week on “Tech of Sports.”

Tennis Pros hurting during Covid-19 can develop a second income stream thanks to his new book, “Drop-In Tennis Secrets.”

Neher talks the publication of his new tennis book “Drop-In Tennis Secrets,” which is now available as a paperback and in a Kindle version. He set out to find an answer to the question, “Can you make money in tennis when your name is not Roger or Rafa?” The answer is, yes! Drop-In Tennis Secrets is a handy guide for those seeking to organize tennis matches for local players and make some money in the process. Neher says, “This manual is suitable for tennis professionals that want to add a second income stream to their regular business, and for entrepreneurial tennis players who want to start a business in the sport they love.”

All the steps for starting and conducting a successful drop-in tennis business are covered. All aspects of a new tennis business, from start to finish, with plenty of tips and best practices, are presented in an easy-to-read, clear, and precise style, including Neher’s “Secret Sauces” to keep players coming to your group week after week.

Delaine Mast, National Director for World TeamTennis Community Leages, writes, “As I read your book, it reinforced for me how there is no replacement for experience. Your vast experience and passion for tennis, and people have made you successful and uniquely qualified to help others. I hope that others will read this booklet and realize it can help them create their own success story!”

Rich Neher is a tennis writer and publisher of a monthly newsletter titled TENNIS CLUB BUSINESS. Rich has organized and personally conducted thousands of drop-in tennis events in Southern California since 1998.

Equipped with a German engineering degree, Rich emigrated to the United States in 1985. After 5 years in Philadelphia, he moved to Southern California where he pursued his passion for tennis; he started to play tennis, and learned the business of tennis. Rich was a Board member of the San Diego District Tennis Association and received the Community Tennis Award from the USPTA San Diego division. It was in 1994, at the Bobby Riggs Tennis Club in Encinitas, California, when Rich began organizing drop-in Tennis events for local, recreational players.

As Team Lead for Adult Leagues and NTRP Ratings on the USTA Tennislink Team, he taught the ins and outs of league tennis to coordinators in all 17 USTA sections. In 2008 he moved from San Diego to the Los Angeles area and in 2009 he started his consulting business, TENNIS MEDIA GROUP, and became a tennis sports writer for Inside Tennis and the Examiner Group. Rich began publishing TENNIS CLUB BUSINESS in January of 2014.

He is the recipient of the 2003 Community Service Award from the USPTA San Diego Division and of the 2019 PTR Media Excellence  Award.
In 2020, after creating and organizing almost 3,000 drop-in tennis round robins, he wrote and published the booklet “Drop-In Tennis Secrets – a manual for creating a second income stream with tennis.”

 


Jill Sylvester, Author of ‘Trust Your Intuition’



Rick revisits a book he reviewed last year, by talking to the author, Jill Sylvester.

The book is Trust Your Intuition.

Jill is a licensed mental health counselor, author of the Nautilus award winning book,”Trust Your Intuition: 100 Ways to Transform Anxiety and Depression for Stronger Mental Health,” and host of the “Trust Your Intuition Podcast.” Her work has been featured in Well+Good, Bustle, SheKnows, WorkingMother, Parenthood, TeenMentor, and OprahMag.com.

Jill explains… there is a way to feel better…by learning to trust yourself?

There is. And Trust your Intuition: 100 Ways to Transform Anxiety and Depression for Stronger Mental Health will show you how.

Written by licensed mental health counselor and wellness advocate Jill Sylvester, Trust Your Intuition provides 100 simple tips and techniques designed to teach you to harness the power of your intuition, find the hidden meaning in your suffering, transform anxious and depressed feelings and emerge stronger and more powerful than ever. The tips are divided into five sections that will help you:

Hold on
Take good self-care
Believe
Trust your intuition, and
Feel better

This book makes you feel better about yourself and the world around you.

It will make you put yourself in a better situation. Get 30 years of self-development ideas and tools that have also proven effective with clients including adults, adolescents and children, Trust Your Intuition will guide you to elevate your life and align with the wisdom that already exists inside of you. There are even some specifics for athletes!

Jill says, “Athletes are human too!”

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