Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #212 Dre Baldwin Work on Your Game

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #212 Dre Baldwin Work on Your Game

Work On Your Game

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dre Baldwin about Work On Your Game, how sport is related to entrepreneurship and coaching, and overcoming doubt.

We explore how coaching starts and works, how self-discipline helps, the coach relationship and what role technology plays in business. 

Dre Baldwin  –  Work On Your Game

Dre Baldwin is the CEO and Founder of Work On Your Game Inc., a former D3 college basketball walk-on, a 4x TEDx speaker, author of 33 books, and has appeared in national campaigns with Nike, Finish Line, Wendy’s, Gatorade, Buick, Wilson Sports, STASH Investments and DIME magazine.

Dre has made a significant impact online with over 8,000 videos viewed over 100 million times by his 142,000+ subscribers. Additionally, his Work On Your Game Podcast, boasting 2,600 episodes, has garnered over 7 million downloads. In a remarkable journey, Dre transitioned from the end of his high school basketball team’s bench to a successful 9-year professional career, playing in 8 countries. A Philadelphia native, Dre currently resides in Miami, embodying a story of personal triumph and strategic prowess.

Dre talks about:

• Growing up playing sport
• Mentally coping with people constantly doubting him
• Work on your game
• Connecting sport and entrepreneurship
• His journey through writing and blogging
• The biggest opportunities for people to take advantage of in this evolving world
• Coaching someone for the first time
• Mindset, strategy, systems and accountability
• How coaching works
• Where people struggle the most when it comes to the coaching relationship
• The struggles of remaining disciplined and showing up every day
• Finding a space to grow despite not being self-disciplined’
• Relating sports and entrepreneurship


“Whatever game you’re in, you’ve got to respect that game.” Talking sports and entrepreneurship with Dre Baldwin on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“In the long run, I’m going to end up where I’m going to end up. Where is this guy going to end up? Not in the same place that I am. So I always looked at it that way that in the big picture, I’m going to win. Even if I don’t win the short race, I’m going to win the long race.” Dre Baldwin talks about people doubting his abilities on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“I’ve always been a sponge growing in that I can soak up knowledge and information and retain it and then go use it, repackage it, and use it for my own purposes.” Dre Baldwin talks about learning from others and paying it forward on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

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Work On Your Game: Use the Pro Athlete Mindset to Dominate Your Game in Business, Sports, and Life