Scared money doesn’t make money.
Forsett was undersized by most NFL standards, especially for one of the most grueling positions in the league. He's disciplined, motivated, thoughtful, and intelligent. Yet these are only a few of the characteristics that helped the 5 foot 8 running back cut, duck, and spin through NFL defenses.
Forsett led a dual life as an NFL running back and co-founder of Shower Pill - athletic body wipes developed for post-workout cleansing when showers aren't readily available. Now fresh off retirement, Forsett and I discuss the challenges of building a business, raising money, marketing, and product sell-through. His approach and mindset is fascinating. Notable, and former all-everything San Francisco 49er, Ronnie Lott, is his business mentor.
|4:00||What it takes to become a professional athlete|
|7:35||Measuring your work output|
|10:00||Strategy to sustain longevity in sports and entrepreneurship|
|14:15||Managing your financial freedom|
|17:25||Tips for transitioning into your own business|
|25:00||Origin of Shower Pill|
|28:45||Managing time for your startup|
|30:25||Raising money and forming strategic partnerships|
|34:25||Sales strategy and lead generation|
|37:25||Influencers, ambassadors and social media|
|44:25||Maintaining healthy mindfulness|
- Shower Pill
- Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else by John Gordon
- The Hard Hat: 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate by John Gordon
Jun 5, 2017
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