Former professional basketball player Dre Baldwin shares how you can build repeatable success through systems he learnt from his athletic career.
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After having played basketball professionally for nine years in eight different countries, Dre Baldwin is now a full-time entrepreneur, author of 27 books, and has done four TEDxTalks on topics ranging from mental toughness to discipline. I catch up with Dre to learn more about his work ethic and his latest book The Mirror of Motivation: the Self-Guide to Self-Discipline.
In this interview we explore Dre’s mental tools, why he chronicles his journey, documenting your systems, what non-athletes can learn from professional basketball – and what I have in common with Dre’s dad.
- The athlete’s mindset for non-athletes (02:41)
- Journaling and chronicling your journey (04:21)
- Systemizing success (07:32)
- Establishing your foundations to be working from (12:36)
- Building mental toughness and resilience (23:15)
- The power of documentation (30:10)
“Who do I need to be?”– Dre Baldwin
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